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CUBITS GAP

Built in 1943, by the Bethlehem Steel Company of Beaumont, Texas (hull #279) as the No. 1148 for the United States Navy.

In 1943, the United States Navy redesignated as the Cubits Gap

She was a A V4-M-A1 class tug. A 186(ft) oceangoing tug, of which forty-nine were built for the United States Navy. By various shipyards throughout the United States for wartime service.

In 1943, the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York was contracted to man and operate the tug for the United States Navy.

In 1946, she was returned to the United States Navy.

In 1976, the tug was scrapped.


  • Vessel Name: CUBITS GAP
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0234829
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 279
  • Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, INC.
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 185.5
  • Hull Depth: 17.8
  • Hull Breadth: 37.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 1117
  • Net Tonnage: 251
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    No. 1148, Cubits Gap
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    War Shipping Administration, United Navy Administration