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Sotoyomo Class Auxiliary Fleet Tug:
  • Laid down in 1946 by the Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, TX
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Canceled by the War Shipping Administration in 1946
  • Sold in 1949 to General Motors
  • Completed 1i 1950 by Levingston Shipbuilding entering service for General Motors as the ug G.W. Covington
  • Resold in 1952 to Great Lake Dredge & Dock Co., Chicago, IL. renamed William P.Feeley
  • Resold in 1972 to William W.Stender, Port Huron, MI., renamed William W.Stender
  • Resold in 1976 to Hannah Marine Corp., Chicago, IL., renamed Mary Page Hannah
  • Resold, date unknown, to Selvick Marine Towing, name retained
  • Renamed Donny S. in 2014
  • Selvick Marine Towing became Sarter Marine Towing in 2019.
  • Sold in 2021 and towed to Baileys Harbor, WI., where she was expected to be scrapped
  • Current Disposition, June 2021, abandoned and moored, engineless, in Baileys Harbor, WI.
    Displacement 835 t.(lt) 1,360 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10"
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 12 kts.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 5 t.
    Officers 5
    Enlisted 40
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1,200 Bbls Propulsion
    two GM 12-278A Diesel-electric engines
    single Fairbanks-Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators
    two 60Kw 120V. D.C.
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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    67k Donny S. (ex-USS ATA-230) abandoned and moored, engineless, in Baileys Harbor, WI., 2022
    Photo by Rachel Lukas
    Mike Cosgrove

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