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Photographer:carimar [View profile]Title:SIAGON 240Added:Aug 03, 2005
Photo Category: Tugs
On the Saigon River 13.02.1999. Not much more than her name I know about her.
Further information about this tug is much appreciated.
Vessel Identification
Name:Saigon 240
Former name(s):
- Osceola (Until 1973)
- Pvt.lewis A.reihm (Until 1962)
- Lt 61 (Until 1961)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:392 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Ho Chi Minh City
Build year:1944
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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carimar on Nov 15, 2014 08:19 (3 years ago)
5265992 1944 LT-61 (PVT.LEWIS A.REIHM) 394 V1942/7 #306 U.S.Army USA
5265992 5265992 1944 OSCEOLA 393 1962 V1942/7 #306 Pacific Inland Nav
5265992 5265992 1944 SAIGON 240 (CSG-240) 1975 V1942/7 #306 Saigon Port Auth.
Tho van Bui on May 01, 2012 08:56 (6 years ago)
This tug boat was US Coast Guard build in 1941 . 1943 Working in North West USA . 1966 Sold to Alaska and Barge Maritimes company in Seattle . Owner is SIMON . She came Vietnam to tug the barges which cargo Ammonitions and Bomb From Subic Naval base ( Philippine ) and Sattahip of Thailand . April 1975 Before the fall of Saigon about 1 week . She tuged 3 Barges to Sattahip . April 30th.1975 Saigon was lost . The 2nd Engineer Le van Muoi and Hand deck Nguyen van Lap to ask for Captain Nghia repatration to VN , He denied . Muoi , Lap and about 45 communist supporters repatration to VN . She was confistcated by Sai Gon Port Authorities then renamed her CSG-240.
She has 2400 HP , V 16 - Engine Built by ALCO . I operate her 3 years then escaped to the third country
Her original name was Osceola , Symbol company is Red Indian Costom
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