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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Laid down in 1945 as a US Army design 254 steel hull tug at Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant, W.V.
  • Launched in 1945
  • Delivered in July 1945 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service in July 1945 as LT-820
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1964 by Gartland Steamship Co.
  • Acquired in 1966 by Bultema Dock & Dredge Co., Muskegon
  • Acquired in 1976 by Hannah Marine Corp., Lemont, IL., renamed James A. Hannah
  • James A. Hannah's primary business was pushing the tank barge Hannah 5101 around the Great Lakes
  • Converted, circa 2008 to an articulated tug with the addition of a JAK coupler system
  • Hannah Marine went out of business in 2009, and James A. Hannah failed to sell at auction
  • Laid up in Hamilton, Ontario and put up for sale
  • Acquired, date unknown, by McKeil Marine, Hamilton, Ontario held in lay-up used as a parts source
  • Final Disposition, scrapped at Hamilton Ontario
    Displacement 592 t.(gross), 227t.(net)
    Length 142'2'"
    Beam 31'1"
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    two Babcock &Wilcox water tube boilers
    one three-cylinder Skinner Uniflow steam engine of 1,200 hp (890 kW)
    single propeller

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    67k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-820 as the Hannah Marine Corp. tug James A. Hannah tied up to a buoy, date and location unknown
    Photo by ©2006 Marc Piche
    Great Lakes Tugs and Workboats

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