Seeking history of US Army Tugboat LT 529

I am looking for information on the US Army Tug Boat LT 529.  The LT 529 was stationed in Okinawa from 1967-1969, but took frequent trips to Vietnam.  I am looking for anything that places the LT 529 in Vietnamese waters.

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  • Hello,

    There is a newspaper article about Tug Boat LT-529 that places it in Naha Port, Okinawa in 1965.  Newspaper Morning Star, Okinawa June 21, 1965 page 7. Article titled: “Naha Port Smallest Area Largest Tug”.  I believe you can access this article. Do a google search.  The article has photos of the interior and the tug at work.  Photo of LT-529 Captain Ted Harris and second officer Lorenzo Condrillion.  Describes LT-529 having two sister tugs and are (they believe) the only 3 of its kind in the world due to its size used as harbor tugs.  143 ft long with 1,650 horsepower diesel engine.  Other vessels mentioned: 

    LT-1963 small tug

    General Edwin D Patrick, arriving with troops

    RMS Caronia was the largest vessel to enter

    American Hunter 8000 ton Freighter, exiting harbor

    Sorry I was not able to help with the Vietnam question.

    Best regards

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  • Hello,

    There is a newspaper article about Tug Boat LT-529 that places it in Naha Port, Okinawa in 1965.  Newspaper Morning Star, Okinawa June 21, 1965 page 7. Article titled: “Naha Port Smallest Area Largest Tug”.  I believe you can access this article. Do a google search.  The article has photos of the interior and the tug at work.  Photo of LT-529 Captain Ted Harris and second officer Lorenzo Condrillion.  Describes LT-529 having two sister tugs and are (they believe) the only 3 of its kind in the world due to its size used as harbor tugs.  143 ft long with 1,650 horsepower diesel engine.  Other vessels mentioned: 

    LT-1963 small tug

    General Edwin D Patrick, arriving with troops

    RMS Caronia was the largest vessel to enter

    American Hunter 8000 ton Freighter, exiting harbor

    Sorry I was not able to help with the Vietnam question.

    Best regards

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