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Built in 1943, by Avondale Marine of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #43) as the Petit Manan 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 1945, she was returned to the the War Shipping Administration.

In 1976, the tug was scrapped. She was single screw, rated at 2,250 horsepower

  • Vessel Name: PETIT MANAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 244332
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 43
  • Ship Builder: Avondale Marine Ways
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 185.5
  • Hull Depth: 17.8
  • Hull Breadth: 37.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 1117
  • Net Tonnage: 251
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Petit Manan
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, War Shipping Administration