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R/V Pacific Escort (I)
LT-535 (1945 - 1984)

US Army Large Tug Class 377-A:
  • Built in 1943-44 at Levingston Shipbuilding Orange TX .
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the Army, circa January to June 1944, commissioned LT-535
  • Acquired by the US Navy in 1985
  • Placed in service with name Pacific Escort used as an escort for submarines and as a general research vessel available for hire from Mare Island Naval Shipyard
  • Place out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for commercial service, date unknown, may have been renamed Ataboy by the U.S. Navy as Ataboy date unknown
  • Current Disposition, in merchant service as Brittania U 111 in Nigeria.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 143' 5"
    Beam 33'
    Draft 14'
    Speed 11.5 kts.
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion two diesel engines, single shaft, 1,530shp

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    Pacific Escort 421k R/V Pacific Escort) moored at her berth at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in October 1987,
    US Navy photo # (MINS) Navy Photo 222280, Oct 1987.
    Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history record available for Pacific Escort at NavSource

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