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Major George H. Harrell

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

  • Built by Equitable Equipment, Madisonville, LA (YN 139)
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps as the tug Major George H. Harrell, November 1941
  • Registered to Puerto Rico Agricultural Co., Santurco, PR, as tug Major George H. Harrell (ON 253593), 1947
  • Registered to McCarren Towing Line, New York, NY, renamed Bergen, 1948
  • Registered to Russell Brothers Towing Co. (Newtown Creek Towing Co.), New York, NY, renamed Russell 18, 1950
  • Russell Brothers acquired by McAllister Brothers, Inc., name retained, 1961
  • Renamed Ann McAllister, 1963
  • Final disposition, scrapped during 1980s
    Displacement 142 gross tons
    Length 82'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one Superior 8-cylinder diesel, 560 hp
    single propeller

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    George Harrison Harrell was born in Bertie County, North Carolina, 06 November 1872. He enlisted as a Private in the First Artillery, 01 November 1892. Rising to the rank of quartermaster sergeant, Harrell accepted a commission as captain in the Quartermaster Corps, August 1917. He died 06 December 1936 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Maj. George H. Harrell
    Maj. George H. Harrell
    25k Major George H. Harrell as completed, 1941.
    Photo from Diesel Progress, January 1942
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    Commercial Service
    Maj. George H. Harrell
    72k Russell 18, underway in New York harbor, date unknown.
    Photo by Capt. Brian Fournier, courtesy Tugboat Information

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