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ST-716 was transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend-lease Program for the duration of World War II
  • Laid down in in 1944 as a US Army design 327-A tug by C.W. Smith Shipyards Inc., Pensacola, FL.
  • Launched in April 1944
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in September 1944
  • Transferred to Great Britain under the lend-lease act in 1944
  • Towed by ST-731 to Great Britain in 1944 in Convoy NY-118
  • Placed in service, date unknown, by the Royal Navy
  • Paid off by the Royal Navy circa 1947
  • Acquired by unknown buyer, renamed Commandant, flagged Great Britain
  • Acquired in 1950 by Dalzell Towing Co Inc.,New York, N.Y., renamed Dalzellido, reflagged USA
  • Re-engined in 1955, 12cyl General Motors diesel 900bhp
  • Acquired in 1958 by Taylor & Anderson Towing & Lighterage Co., (R.L. Taylor), Philadelphia, PA., renamed Tanda 11
  • Acquired in 1991 by Krause Marine Towing Corp., White Marsh, MD., renamed Joann Krause
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 155 gross tons
    Length 86'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10'
    Speed 9.5 kts
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 6cyl Clark Bros. type MD6, diesel engine, 650bhp
    single three bladed propeller

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    119k Ex-US Army Tug ST-716 in commercial service as the Krause Marine Towing Corp. Joann Krause, underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo by John Curdy
    Tommy Trampp

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