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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
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"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12 kts.
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||Port Hudson underway on the Mississippi River, date unknown. Photo by Captain Peter, courtesy tugboatinformation.com
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
Last Updated 04 September 2015
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