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SANIBEL ISLAND

Built in 1943, by Froemming Brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (hull #38) as the Sanibel Island for the United States Navy.

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 1977, the tug was scrapped. She was single screw tug, rated at 2,250 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SANIBEL ISLAND
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0243085
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 38
  • Ship Builder: Froemming Bros.
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 185.5
  • Hull Depth: 17.8
  • Hull Breadth: 37.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 1117
  • Net Tonnage: 251
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Sanibel Island
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    War Shipping Administration, United States Navy