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Photos from: A Navy Tug, A Barracks Barge And A Pacific Typhoon




Ray Reid, of Chinook, is shown with a photo of Navy tug APL-10, an auxiliary tug rescue ship that helped large ships during repairs at sea or when docking. The APL-10, with Ray a member of the crew, was towing a barracks barge from Japan to Hawaii, in 1946, when a typhoon hit the tow. The storm disabled the tug and separated the barracks barge. Both the tug and barge were eventually rescued near Wake Island, 2300 miles west of their destination.



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