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Capt. Lawrence B. Morris (ST-44)


Tug
  • Laid down in 1942 as a US Army design 257 steel hulled tug at JK Welding Brooklyn N.Y.
  • Launched in 1942
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, February 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Capt. Lawrence B. Morris (ST-44)
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1947 by D.G. Hancox & C. Frederich Hancox, Geelong, Australia
  • Sold to Geelong Trust Edward J. Fairlie, date unknown
  • Re-engined in 1967, 600 AHP Paxman diesel engine
  • Rebuilt into a fishing vessel in 1978
  • Final Disposition, broken up in 1986 at Livorno, Italy
    Specifications:
    Displacement 106 gross tons
    Length 74'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 8.4'
    Speed 9.3 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion
    one 6cyl Atlas-Imperial type 6BM, 400bhp
    single three bladed propeller

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