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  • Laid down in in 1945, by JK Welding Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. as the US Army design 327-D small tug ST-894
  • Construction contract cancelled in 1945
  • Never saw service with the US Army, declared a liability, sold to unknown buyer
  • Acquired in 1980 by Boston Tow Boat Co,, Boston, MA., named Jupiter
  • Acquired at a later date by Arthur Fournier, Penobscot Bay Towing Co,, Belfast, ME,, initially, name retained, later renamed Shawn
  • Sold, date unknown, laid up in New Bedford, MA.
  • Acquired, date unknown by Hoah Towing, Johns Island, S.C., renamed Jupiter, converted to a "live aboard."
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100t. (net) 147t. (gross)
    Length 80.2'
    Beam 23.2'
    Draft 9.1'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    one 650 hp 6cyl Busch-Sulzer diesel engine
    single propeller

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    Seth ST-894
    25k Ex-ST-894 in commercial service as the Boston Tow Boat Co., tug Jupiter moored pierside at the company dock in Boston, date unknown.
    Tommy Trampp

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