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Jones (ST-27)

  • Laid down in 1942 as a US Army design 257 steel hulled tug at Levingston Shipbuilding, Orange, TX.
  • Launched in May 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, 5 June 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Jones (ST-27)
  • Retired from Army service in 1946
  • Acquired in 1954 by The J.P. Porter Co Ltd., Halifax, NS, renamed Catalina, reflagged Canada
  • Acquired in 1970 by Beaver Marine (Westminster Canadian Subsidiary)
  • Acquired in 1978 by Beaver Marine, Halifax, NS, renamed Beaver Lily
  • Re-engined in 1978 diesel, 600bhp
  • Acquired by unknown firm, Miami, FL., reflagged USA
  • 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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