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Kaech (ST-39)

  • Laid down in September 1942 as a US Army design 257 steel hulled tug at Reliable Welding, Olympia, WA.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, December 1942
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Kaech (ST-39)
  • Final Disposition, foundered, 2 June 1944, with the loss of one crewmember, Harold Lucas
    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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