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  • Laid down in 1944 as US Army small tug ST-729 at Port Houston Ironworks, Houston, TX.
  • Launched, in 1944
  • Delivered in 1944 to US Quartermaster Corps
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-729
  • Reassigned in 1946 to US Army Corps of Engineers, USACE Reed
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1962
  • Acquired in 1962 by Bisso Towboat Co.,Luling, LA., renamed Billy B.
  • Bisso Towboat Co. later renamed the tug Elizabeth S. in 1972
  • Acquired in 1977 by C & C Marine Inc. at La Place, LA.
  • Acquired in 1997 by Roger Rouzier Jr., Gulf Towing & Salvage Inc., Kenner, LA.
  • Acquired in 1999: by Marinetech SA, of Haiti
  • Current/Final disposition, 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. diesel engine
    single propeller

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