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  • Laid down in 1943 as a US Army design 257-A steel hulled tug at JK Welding Brooklyn N.Y.
  • Launched in August 1943
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, December 1943
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-80
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1948
  • Acquired in 1948 by SA Ossude, Paris/Toulon, France, renamed Dragon, reflagged France
  • Acquired in 1953 by Soc. Carmelo Noli fu Giovanni, Savona, Italy, renamed Luigi Noli, reflagged Italy
  • Acquired in 1972 by Impresa Cristoforetti & Co, Genoa, Italy, renamed Torretta
  • Acquired in 1977 by Oromare Spa, Genoa, Italy
  • Preserved in 2002 as a museum tug at Porto Antico, Genoa, Italy, renamed DDragon Fly
    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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    89k Ex-US Army tug ST-80 preserved as a museum tug in Porto Antico, Genoa, Italy, 2002, renamed Dragon Fly
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    Tommy Trampp

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