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  • Laid down in 1944 as the design 327-E US Army tug ST-726 at Port Houston Ironworks, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, in May 1944
  • Delivered in October 1944 to US Quartermaster Corps
  • Transferred in 1944 to Great Britain in convoy NY118, towed by LT 160
  • Laid up, date unknown, in Antwerp, Belgium
  • Overhauled in May-June 1948 by Wilton, Rotterdam Netherlands
  • Acquired, 20 April 1948 by Bataafsche Petroleum Mij, (Shell Oil)
  • Handed over to NV Dordtsche Petroleum Mij, mng Nederlandsch-Indische Tankstoomboot Mij for service at Palembang, Indonesia renamed, Soekalanting
  • Acquired in 1960 by Serawak Shell Oilfields Ltd", London, UK
  • Acquired in 1962 by Hai Soon Co Ltd, London, UK
  • Acquired in 1965 by Tunas, Hong Kong Ltd, at Hong Kong
  • Acquired in 1966 Cia de Navegacion Sofia SA", Panama, renamed Sumber
  • Final Disposition, broken up in 1971 at Indonesia
    Displacement 52 t. (net) 133 t. (gross)
    Length 86'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 9.2'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 650 hp Clark Bros. MD6 diesel engine
    single propeller

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