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  • Laid down in 1944 as US Army small tug ST-727 at Port Houston Ironworks, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, in May 1944
  • Delivered in October 1944 to US Quartermaster Corps.
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corp., placed in service as ST-727
  • Retired from Army service circa 1946
  • Acquired in 1946 by Gulf Shipbuilding Corp,, Mobile, AL., renamed Commander
  • Acquired in 1950 by Mobile Towing & Wrecking Co., Mobile, AL.
  • Renamed Marvin Mosteliar in 1968
  • Acquired in 1970 by Bisso Marine Co Inc,, New Orleans, LA., renamed William Bisso Jr.
  • Acquired in 1973 by Florida Canal Industries Inc., New Orleans, LA.
  • Renamed Sea Otter in 1974
  • Acquired in 1976 by River Parishes Co Inc,, Baton Rouge, LA, renamed St. Charles
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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