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Col. John F. Gaynor

  • Built in 1893, by the Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA. as Col. John F. Gaynor for the United States Army
  • Launched in 1893
  • Delivered in 1893 to the US Army Quartermasters Corps
  • Retired from Army service date unknown
  • Acquired, date unknown, by Curtis Bay Towing Co., Baltimore, MD., renamed Sparrows Point
  • Curtis Bay Towing Co. became affiliated of Moran Towing Corp., New York, NY, in 1958, name retained
  • Current/Final Disposition, out of documentation in 1961, disposition unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 500 horsepower.
    Displacement 125t.
    Length 97.4'
    Beam 22.9'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Towing Equipment unknown
    single 900hp diesel engine
    single propeller

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