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SP-336 "SPARTAN" (1912)
PIctured: the Spartan (H. and N.Y.) Photo courtesy of: NavSource Online

Built in 1912, by the Skinner Shipbuilding and Drydock Company (hull #55) as the Spartan for the H. and N.Y. Transportation Company of New York, New York.

In 1917, the tug was acquired by the United States Navy. Where she was designated as the SP-336 (Spartan).

In 1919, she was struck from the Naval Register. And returned to the H. and N.Y. Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Spartan.

The tug was later acquired by the Olsen Water and Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1950, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1954, the tug was scrapped at Tottenville, New York. Powered by a single, steam engine, turning a single, fixed pitch propeller. She was single a screw tug, rated at 800 horsepower.
(NavSource Online)


  • Vessel Name: SP-336 "SPARTAN" (1912)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 210272
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 55
  • Ship Builder: SKINNER SHIPBUILDING YARD
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Length: 105.9
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 25.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 226
  • Net Tonnage: 154
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Spartan, SP-336 (Spartan), Spartan
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    H. and N.Y. Transportation Co., United States Navy, H. and N.Y. Transportation Co., Olsen Water and Towing Co., Moran Towing Co.