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Bunker Hill (ST-2129)

  • Laid down in 1956, as the steel hulled tug ST-2129 at American Boiler Works, Erie, PA. for the US Army
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed and Delivered by Matton Shipyard Inc., Cohoes, N.Y.
  • Accepted by the US Army Quartermaster Corps. in 1956
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps. and placed in service as ST-2129
  • Named Bunker Hill (ST-2129), date unknown,
  • Out of service in 1991
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 54 t. (net) 71 t. (gross)
    Length 67'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 600 hp White Atlas Imperial diesel engine
    single propeller

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    Bunker Hill - The battle of Bunker Hill was fought on 17 June 1775, which, in fact, was mostly fought on adjacent Breed's Hill. The battle was part of the siege of Boston during the Revolutionary War. General Israel Putnam was in charge of the revolutionary forces, while Major-General William Howe commanded the British forces. Although Howe's immediate objective was achieved, it did not affect the siege and the British suffered more than 1,000 casualties — British General Henry Clinton wrote in his diary that "A few more such victories would have surely put an end to British dominion in America." The famous order, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes" was allegedly given by an American officer and popularized by stories about Bunker Hill, but it is not certain who, if anyone at this battle, gave it.
    NS021737. "The Battle at Bunker's [sic] Hill," drawing by Henry A. Thomas; published by C. Frank King, Boston, c.1875. Library of Congress reproduction # LC-USZ62-4430.
    NS021737a. An illustrated map of the battle ground on Charlestown peninsula, encompassing Bunker and Breed's Hills, from "History of the Battle of Bunker's [Breed's Hill] on June 17, 1775," George E. Ellis; Boston, 1875.
    Library of Congress

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    Bunker Hill
    54k Ex-USAV Bunker Hill (ST-2129) now in private ownership as Stony Point moored pierside at Baltimore, MD, 1 January 1970.
    Photo by Lennart Rydberg, courtesy
    Tommy Trampp
    Bunker Hill
    39k Stony Point (ex-USAV Bunker Hill (ST-2129) underway in the harbor at Baltimore, MD, 19 July 2009
    Photo by shipjohn, courtesy
    Tommy Trampp

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