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Built in 1915, by the Stone and Van Bergen Boat Yard of Oakland, California as the Crowley No. 20 for the Crowley Launch and Tugboat Company of San Francisco, California.

The tug was then acquired by Lillico Launch and Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Lillico No. 20.

She was later acquired by the Cook Inlet Tug and Barge Company of Anchorage, Alaska. A division of the Anderson Tug and Barge Company of Anchorage, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Adolph J.

In 1940, the tug was acquired by the United States Navy. Where she was designated as the YMT-17.

In 1944, she was re designated by United States Navy as the YTL-480.

In 1946, the United States Navy re designated the tug as the YT-480.

In 1947, the tug was transferred to the United States Maritime Commission. Where she was renamed as the Ranger.

The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 100 horsepower.
(NavSource Online)

  • Vessel Name: RANGER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 212304
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: STONE AND VAN BERGEN
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Length: 60.2
  • Hull Depth: 5.8
  • Hull Breadth: 16.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 28
  • Net Tonnage: 17
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Crowley No. 20, Lillico No. 20, Adolph J., YMT-17, YTL-480, YT-480, Ranger
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Crowley Launch and Tugboat Co., Roy Lillico LLC., Anderson Tugboat Co., United States Navy, United States Navy, US Maritime Commission