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  • Laid down in 1942 as a US Army design 257 steel hulled tug at Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps. 10 September 1942
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps and placed in service as ST-15
  • During World War II ST-15 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1945
  • Acquired in 1945 by NV Laboremus, Antwerp, Belgium, reflagged Belgium
  • Acquired in 1948 by Antwerp Stedelijke Sleepdienst, Antwerp renamed Antwerpen 25
  • Rebuilt in 1948/49 by Stedelijk Werkhuis Noord, the Kattendijkdok, Antwerp
  • 31 July 1964, renamed Antwerpen 31
  • Laid up 28 April 1976
  • Acquired 24 November 1976 by PVBA North Sea Industries, Brussels, Belgium
  • Acquired by Saudi Arabian government in 1977
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 106 gross tons
    Length 74'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8.4'
    Speed 9.3 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 6cyl Atlas-Imperial type 6BM, 400bhp
    single three bladed propeller

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