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ST - 695
Pictured as: the Angels Gate (Los Angeles Maritime Museum) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1944 by Decatur Iron and Steel at Decautur, Alabama as the ST-695 for the United States Army.

The tug was initially stationed in support of the Army Port of Embarkation at Wilmington, California.

In 1947, she was declared surplus and acquired by the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department of Los Angeles, California. Where the tug was renamed as the L A H D No 10.

In 1956, the Los Angeles Harbor Department renamed her as the L A H D Angels Gate , later shortening the name to Angels Gate.

In 1992, the tug was retired and transferred to the Los Angeles Maritime Museum as a fully-functional museum vessel. Where she retained her name.

Powered by a single Detroit Diesel diesel engine turning a single propeller.


  • Vessel Name: ST - 695
  • USCG Doc. No.: 253997
  • Vessel Service: PASSENGER (INSPECTED)
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCX8709
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: DECATUR IRON & STEEL CO
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 81
  • Hailing Port: LOS ANGELES, CA
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Owner:
    LOS ANGELES, CITY OF
    200 N. MAIN STREET ROOM 1258
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ST-695, L A H D No 10, L A H D Angels Gate
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, City of Los Angeles