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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 327-D steel hull tug at Tampa Marine Inc., Tampa, FL.
  • Launched in 1945
  • Delivered in April 1945 to the US Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service in April 1945 as LT-830
  • Retired from US Army service in 1945
  • Acquired in 1947 by Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, named John R. Hayden
  • Acquired in 1976 by Marine Leasing Corp., Seattle, WA., name retained
  • Marine Leasing Corp. renamed the tug Marine Crusader in 1983.
  • Acquired in 1985 by Alaska Marine Towing Inc., Anchorage, AK., renamed Harris Bay
  • Acquired in 1988 by United Marine Tug and Barge Co., Portland, OR., renamed Marine Crusader
  • Acquired in 1990 by Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Co., Portland, OR., Titan
  • Sause Brothers phased the tug out of active service in 2015, laid up in Coos Bay, OR.
    Displacement 592 t.(gross), 227t.(net)
    Length 142'2'"
    Beam 31'1"
    Draft 16'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion As Built
    two Foster Wheeler water tube boilers, 225 psi
    one three-cylinder Skinner Uniflow steam engine of 1,200 hp (890 kW)
    single propeller
    Propulsion 1967 Rebuild
    one 1,600 hp (1,200 kW) General Motors 567C EMD F-7 engine
    single propeller
    Propulsion 1976 Rebuild
    two, sixteen cylinder, General Motors, Detroit Diesel 149T1 diesel engines
    one pair of twin-shaft, input/single-shaft, output Lufkin reduction gears
    two controllable-pitch propellers, for a rated 3,200 horsepower
    Propulsion 1990 Rebuild
    two twelve cylinder turbo EMD diesel engines
    Lufkin reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.5:1, for a rated 4,480 horsepower
    two controllable-pitch propellers, for a rated 3,200 horsepower

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    149k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-830 as the Santa Fe Railroad tug John R Hayden at Todd shipyard, Alameda, CA. where she was dieselized. The tug is painted in "War Bonnet" colors which were similar to the Santa Fe Super Chief diesel-electric locomotives.
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    151k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-830 as the Marine Leasing Corp. tug Marine Crusader underway, date and location unknown.
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    108k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-830 as the Alaska Marine Towing Inc. tug Harris Bay moored pierside, date and location unknown.
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    96k Ex-US Army tugboat LT-830 as the Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Co. tug Titan underway, date and location unknown.
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