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Gen. C. B. Sears

  • Laid down in 1915, as a steel hulled tug at Racine-Truscott Lake Boat Co., Muskegon MI. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched in 1915
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corp, date unknown
  • Allocated to the the US Army Corps of Engineers, named Gen. C.B. Sears
  • Retired from Army service circa 1953
  • Acquired in 1953 by Avondale Marine Ways Incorporated of Avondale, LA., renamed Warrengas
  • Acquired in 1955 by Cook Towing Co. Inc.of Houston, TX., name retained
  • Acquired in 1967 by Allied Towing Co. of Norfolk, VA., name retained
  • Acquired in 1975 by Brownsville Towing Co. Inc. of Norfolk, VA., renamed Terri B.
  • Acquired in 1986 by Gateway Towing Inc. of New Haven, CT., renamed Warsaw
  • Acquired in 1998 by Signet Maritime Corp. of Houston, TX., renamed Signet Ranger
  • Out of documentation, 30 November 2004
  • Sold for scrapping in 2005 to International Shipbreaking Limited of Brownsville, TX.
    Displacement 128 t.(net) 188 t.(gross)
    Length 105.2'
    Beam 22'
    Depth of Hull unknown
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    As Built - single, two cylinder, compound steam engine
    Repowered in 1953 - single, twelve cylinder, EMD diesel engine, 1,200 hp.
    single propeller

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    55k US Army Corps of Engineers tug Gen. C.B. Sears underway in 1928, location unknown
    Photo from Ebay
    Tommy Trampp
    Gen. C.B. Sears
    62k US Army Corps of Engineers tug Gen. C.B. Sears underway, 23 May 1923, location unknown
    Bowling Green State University - Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Commercial Service
    Gen. C.B. Sears
    114k Ex US Army Corps of Engineers tug Gen. C.B. Sears in commercial service as the Signet Maritime Corp, tug Signet Ranger, 2000, location unknown.
    Photo @copy Michael Martin courtesy Tugboat Information.
    Tommy Trampp

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