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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1944 as the Defense Production Corporation hull DPC-62 at Decatur Iron and Steel, Decatur, AL.
  • Launched, in 1944
  • Delivered in 1944 to US Quartermaster Corps
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps.
  • Designated US Army small tug ST-778
  • During World War II. ST-778 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • ST-778 sailed from England in Convoy EWC1A and arrived at the Western Task Force Area 6 June
  • ST-778 hit a mine in the morning of 7 July 1944 while clearing under water obstacles near the beach damaging her rudder
  • Retired in 1947
  • ST-778 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Commercial Service
    Acquired 1947 by the Allied Chemical and Dye Co. of Morristown, N.J., renamed Bartow
    Acquired in 1952 by the Moran Towing Co. of New York, N.Y., name retained
    Moran Towing renamed the tug Elizabeth Moran in 1957
    Acquired in 1967 by Berman Towing Enterprises Inc., Staten Island, N.Y., renamed Evelyn
    Final Disposition, scrapped in 1996

    Displacement 146 t. (gross)
    Length 86'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 700 hp diesel engine
    single propeller

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