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Kindler (ST-28)

  • 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, 15 June 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Kindler (ST-28)
  • Retired from Army service in 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by McCarren Towing Line Inc., New York, NY, renamed Hudson
  • Acquired in 1951 by Essex Transportation Co Inc,, New York, NY
  • Acquired in 1950s by Peerless 4 Corp, Boston, MA.
  • Acquired in 1974 by Whitey's Equipment Corp, New Bedford, MA,
  • Acquired in 1991 by Alfred R. Morrison, Quincy, MA.
  • Acquired in 1995 by Lopresti Park, East Boston, MA.
  • Acquired in 1996 by David Keller, Boston/St.Croix
  • Out of service in 1998, sold and converted to a liveaboard at Boston, MA.
  • Sunk, 19 March 1998 in Krause Lagoon Channel at Christiansted, Virgin Islands, raised & repaired
  • 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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