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Wabaquasset (YTB-724)

Maritime Commission V2-ME-A1 tug:
  • Built by Canulette Shipbuilding Co. Inc., Slidell, LA
  • Laid down, 31 December 1941
  • Launched, 17 June 1942
  • Delivered to the War Shipping Administration (WSA) as Port Hudson (ON 243308), 26 April 1943
  • Delivered to Navy by WSA, January 1945
  • Name Wabaquasset (YTB-724) approved by the Navy, 24 March 1945
  • Never saw actual Naval service; acquired with "machinery in exceedingly bad condition" and laid up awaiting repairs
  • Returned to WSA, 07 June 1945
  • Acquired by Crescent Towing and Salvage, New Orleans LA as Port Hudson, 1946
  • Currently active with Crescent, almost 70 years with the same company and under the same name
    Displacement 199 tons
    Length 94' 3"
    Beam 25'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    Diesel engine
    single propeller
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    Wabaquasset 72k Port Hudson underway on the Mississippi River, date unknown. Photo by Captain Peter, courtesy Robert Hurst

    Wabaquasset (YTB-724)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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