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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1944 as a steel hull tugboat for the US Army at Tampa Marine Corp., Tampa, FL.
  • Launched, in 1944
  • Delivered, January 1945, to the US Army Quartermaster Corps.
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps., placed in service in April 1945 as LT-648
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1965 by Foss Maritime Co., Seattle, WA., renamed Craig Foss
  • Acquired in 2011 by Vesta Shipping Lines, Scotch Plains, N.J., reflagged Bolivia, renamed Craig Trans
  • In December of 2012, detained by City of Halifax, Nova Scotia due to safety concerns, eventually abandoned by her crew
  • Final Disposition, re-registered in 2013 under the Canadian flag and sold by the City of Halifax for scrapping
    Displacement 298 t.(gross), 148 t.(net)
    Length 116'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 14'8"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Towing Equipment
    one double drum, towing winch
    3,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on each drum
    one 5 t. tugger winch
    one 1.5 ton, electro-hydraulic deck crane
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion 1944 Build
    one diesel-electric engine, 3,900hp
    single propeller
    Propulsion 1966 Rebuild
    two 2500hp 8cyl Nordberg FS-138HSC diesel engines a 220 horsepower bow thruster.
    single 11(ft), Kamewa, variable pitch propeller
    one 220hp bow thruster

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    52k Ex- US Army tug LT-648 as the Vesta Shipping Lines tug Craig Trans moored pierside, probably at Halifax, Nova Scotia while being detained for safety reasons.
    Photo by Kyle Stubbs, courtesy TugboatInformation
    Tommy Trampp

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