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  • Laid down in 1944 as US Army small tug ST-728 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-728
  • Retired from Army service circa 1946
  • Transferred in 1946 to Portugal Ministry for Overseas Provinces, Luanda, Angola, renamed Bengo
  • Renamed Dande in 1949
  • Transferred to the Government of Angola in 1975 by Portugal
  • 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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