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Findley (ST-30)

  • 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, 26 June 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Findley (ST-30)
  • Retired from Army service in 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Russell Bros. Towing Co,/Newton Creek Towing Co Inc,, New York, NY, renamed Russell 5
  • Re-engined in the 1950s, diesel Caterpillar type 398
  • Acquired in 1961 by McAllister Brothers Inc,, New York, NY
  • Acquired in 1960s by Nelseco Navigation Co,, New London, CT., renamed New London
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Thames Towboat Co Inc,, New London, CT.
  • Sold foreign in 2005
  • 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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    61k Ex-US Army Tug Findley ST-30 in commercial service as Thames Towboat Co Inc, tug New London underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Birk Thomas, courtesy
    Tommy Trampp

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