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Maj. Gen. J.B. Aleshire
A.T.S. Tug No.3

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1913, by the Staten Island Shipbuilding , Staten Island, N.Y. for Hamburg American Lines as the steel hulled tug Hamburg American Line No. 3
  • Sold in 1914, renamed Dolphin
  • Acquired by the US Quartermaster Corps, date unknown, designated A.T.S. Tug No. 3
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, date unknown
  • Renamed Maj. Gen. J.B. Aleshire, date unknown
  • Retired by US Army, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1946 by Moran Towing Company of New York, N.Y., renamed Michael Moran
  • Transferred in 1974 to Moran Towing Co subsidiary, Curtis Bay Towing Co. of Baltimore, MD., renamed Cove Point
  • Acquired in 1989 Penobscot Bay Towing Co., Belfast, ME. renamed Bronx
  • Acquired in 1990 by Maineport Towboats Incorporated, Belfast, ME., renamed Verona
  • Acquired in 2005 by Caribbean Barge and Cargo Service, Miami, FL., name retained
  • Domestic documentation expired in 2006
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 288 t. (gross)
    Length 111'5"
    Beam 27'6"
    Depth of Hull 14'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    reciprocating steam engine, 1,100hp
    single propeller

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    Maj. Gen. J.B. Aleshire
    ATS No.3
    Major General James B. Aleshire, U.S. Army (1856 - 1935) - General Aleshire was the first Quartermaster General to serve as head of the newly established Quartermaster Corps.
    Tommy Trampp
    102k USAT Republic in port, circa the 1930s. The US Army tug Maj. Gen. J.B. Aleshire is partially visible in the left foreground. The image is printed on postcard ("AZO") stock.
    US Navy photo # NH 105103. Donation of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 2007, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    Commercial Service
    ATS No.3
    69k Michael Moran underway, circa 1946-1974., location unknown. Photo by Bernard Martin TugboatInformation.Com
    ATS No.3
    81k Verona underway, circa 1995-2005., location unknown. Photo by Captain Brian Fournier TugboatInformation.Com
    ATS No.3

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Major General James B. Aleshire 23rd Quartermaster School Commandant, July 1907 - September 1916
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