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Photo from: Great Lakes Historical Collection at Bowling Green University

Built 1919, by Bethlehem Steel Company of Elizabeth, New Jersey (hull #2122) as the ATF 80-(Yaqui) for the United States Navy.

A United States Navy ocean tug, the initial order was canceled. The unfinished tug was converted to a merchant vessel.

In 1919, the tug was transferred to the United States Shipping Board. Where she was designated as the Ballenas (ussb #1173).

In 1942, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Kevin Moran.

In 1942, she was acquired by the United States Army. Where she was designated as the LT-348 (Cabrilla).

In 1949, the United States Army renamed the tug as the Cabrilla.

In 1967 the tug foundered.

  • Vessel Name: KEVIN MORAN (1919)
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 2122
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Gross Tonnage: 437
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ATF 80 (Yaqui), Ballenas, Kevin Moran, LT-348 (Cabrilla), Cabrilla
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, United States Shipping Board, Moran Towing Co., United States Army