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USACE De La Hunt
Kilborn Jr. (ST-32) (1942 - 1949)

  • Laid down in 1942 as a US Army design 257 steel hulled tug at Platzer Boat Works, Houston, TX.
  • Launched in May 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in June 1942
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Kilborn Jr. (ST-32)
  • Re-allocated in 1947 to the US Army Corps of Engineers at Memphis District, renamed De La Hunt
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1970 by the State of Louisiana (Transport Department, Mississippi River Bridge Authority) at New Orleans, La., renamed Blue Lenoir. In operation for the Crescent City Connection Division of the Louisiana State Department of Transportation and Development at Algiers, LA.
  • Grounded in August 2000 during Hurricane Katrina at New Orleans
  • Returned to service, July 2007
  • 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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