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Brig. Gen. John B. Bellinger

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Design 191 Tug:
  • Built by Equitable Equipment Co., Madisonville, LA (YN 123)
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps as the tug Brig. Gen. John B. Bellinger, April 1941
  • For sale at New Orleans, October 1946
  • Registered to Gulf Shipbuilding Corp., Mobile, AL, as tug Corporal (ON 252077), 1948
  • Registered to Bay Towing & Dredging Co., Mobile, AL, 1949
  • Registered to Moran Towing Co., New York, NY, renamed Ned Moran, 1951
  • Renamed Corporal, 1955
  • Registered to Valentine Transfer Corp., New York, NY, renamed Valoil, 1963
  • Registered to Philadelphia Tugs Inc., Philadlephia, PA, renamed Beatrice Lewis, 1966
  • Registered to Red Circle Towing Corp., New York NY, renamed Thomas F. Drews, 1968
  • Registered to P & H Marine Service, New York, NY, renamed Nelson, 1971
  • Final Disposition, probably scrapped in 1994
    Displacement 142 gross tons
    Length 80'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one Superior 8-cylinder diesel, 560 hp
    single propeller

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    Brig. Gen. John B. Bellinger
    10k John B. Bellinger - (13 Apr. 1862 - 22 Sept. 1922) entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1880; he graduated in 1884 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant. He began his career in a Cavalry regiment with duty in Wyoming, Kansas and Indian Territory, later admitted as Oklahoma. He returned to West Point in 1888, where he became an instructor and continued that duty until 1892 when he enrolled in law school. After two years of study he passed the bar in 1894 and returned to West Point where he became the Quartermaster. During the Spanish-American War, he cleared the congestion at railroad terminals from Tampa, FL, to Columbia, SC, and moved the Fifth Corps from Tampa to Port Tampa for embarkation to Cuba. He planned and executed the return of troops, due to fear of yellow fever from Cuba and Puerto Rico, through the quarantine stations in Florida and Georgia in 1899. He served as Depot Quartermaster and General Superintendent of the Army Transport Service at San Francisco from 1906-09. For the next two years, he was in charge of preparing plans, constructing buildings, water and sewerage systems, organizing and equipping shops and the railroad system, and operating them for the building of Fort Mills on Corregidor Island in Manila, Philippines. Bellinger originated and executed supplying the Siberian Allied Expeditionary Forces at Vladivostok in World War I, as well as for those in the Orient. He was also responsible for shipping troops home on Army transports. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his services as Quartermaster, Philippine Department;, a position of great responsibility. He administered the services of transportation and supplying the troops serving in the Philippines and China, in a markedly successful manner. Tommy Trampp

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