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USACE Owen M. Frederick

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built by Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, WI (YN 130)
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers as the tug Owen M. Frederick, January 1941
  • Assigned to duty as tug and icebreaker at Sault Ste. Marie, MI, entire career
  • Final disposition, still active 2022
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65' 0"
    Beam 17' 0"
    Draft 7' 6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one diesel, 630 bhp
    single propeller

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    Owen Manassah Frederick was born in Salem, Michigan, 07 November 1888. Long a resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and later Olmstead, Ohio, Frederick worked as principal civilian engineer in the Great Lakes Engineer Office, Cleveland. He died 08 December 1940 of injuries received in the crash of a United Air Lines DC-3 at Chicago, 04 December 1940.

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    Owen M. Frederick
    Owen M. Frederick
    57k Tug Owen M. Frederick as completed, 1942. Probably a builder's photo. Dave Wright
    Owen M. Frederick
    440k Tug Owen M. Frederick hangs above the water before being placed on a barge for a routine hull inspection at Sault Ste. Marie in March 2011.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Kim Dautremont via Wikimedia Commons
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