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Col. William G. Gambrill

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Design 222 Tug:
  • Built by Equitable Equipment Co., Madisonville, LA (YN 138)
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps as the tug Colonel William G. Gambrill, June 1941
  • Transferred to Surinaamsche Bauxite Maatschappij, Paramaribo, Surinam, renamed Zeeland II, circa 1942
  • Registered to Witpower Corp., manager of West Indies Transport Ltd SA, Panama, renamed Witpower (IMO 7034593), circa 1966
  • Derelict at Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, by 2008
  • Final disposition, arrived at Aliaga, Turkey, for scrapping, 13 February 2020
    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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    Maj. William G. Gambrill
    25k William Gorman Gambrill was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, 10 August 1872. Gambrill served as a volunteer with the rank of Major during the Spanish-American War. Subsequently he was appointed paymaster in the regular Army, and with the consolidation of that branch with the Commissary and Quartermaster departments, served with the latter. He served in Europe with the AEF during World War One. Postwar he was quartermaster of the Third Corps. Colonel Gambrill died at Army & Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 13 July 1930. He is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
    Photo from Baltimore Sun, 18 January 1923
    Dave Wright
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    Maj. William G. Gambrill
    130k Witpower derelict at Charlotte Amalie, USVI, 22 May 2017.
    Photo copyright Vladimir Knyaz, via (cropped)
    Dave Wright
    Maj. William G. Gambrill
    217k Witpower at Aliaga, Turkey, awaiting scrapping, February 2020.
    Photo copyright @captselim, via
    Dave Wright

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