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USACOE Buffalo

  • Laid down in 1952 as the steel hulled tug ST-2141 at National Steel Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, CA. for the US Army
  • Launched in 1953
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps in March 1953
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as ST-2141
  • Re-allocated the the US Army Corps of Engineers, date unknown, named Buffalo
  • Retired from Army service, circa 2005
  • Acquired 2005 by by Mr. Dewitt Withington of Clayton, N.Y., renamed Abaco
  • Allocated in 2005 to the Eastport Port Authority, Eastport, ME., name retained.
  • Current / Final Disposition, unknown
    Displacement 21 t. (net) 27 t. (gross)
    Length 45'
    Beam 27'
    Draft 7'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    As Built
    one 600 hp Atlas Imperial diesel engine
    Repowered in 2005

    single, 400 hp GM Detroit Diesel 6-110 diesel engine
    Single screw
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    350k Ex- US Army Core of Engineers tug Buffalo in commercial service as the Eastport Port Authority's tug Abaco, moored, date and location unknown
    Photo by David Silver, courtesy Tugboat Information

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