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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in in 1943 as a US Army design 327-A, tug ST-523 by Allen Boat Co., Harvey, LA.
  • Launched in February 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in May 1944
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps and placed in service as ST-523
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Dauntless Towing Line, New York, N.Y., renamed Dauntless No. 16
  • Re-engined in 1954 with a 1,200bhp Enterprise 6cyl diesel engine
  • Acquired in 1955 by Moran Towing Co., New York, N.Y., renamed Gay Moran
  • Acquired in 1961 by Merritt-Chapman, and Scott Corp., New York, N.Y., renamed
  • Acquired in 1968 by Rodney H. Dann, Miami, FL.
  • Acquired in 1978 by East Coast Tender Services Inc,, New York, N.Y.
  • Acquired in 1981 by R.J. Casho Marine Towing Corp., Wilmington, DE., renamed Trident
  • Acquired in 1990 by Three Ducks Inc., New York, N.Y.
  • Re-acquired in 1991 by R.J. Casho Marine Towing Corp, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Final Disposition, broken up, 31 July 1991
    Displacement 140 gross tons
    Length 86'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 9.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 1 8cyl Enterprise diesel type DMG-38, diesel engine, 650bhp,
    single three bladed propeller

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