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Page last updated 29-3-2013
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Tugs listed here are only those known to have carried out tows of Mulberry Harbour units, were part of the 'Overlord' tug pool or came under control of COTUG. Following D-Day a large number of additional vessels were engaged in salvage ops off the Normandy beaches, including the 10 V4 tugs operated by Moran Towing.
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 ALGORMA AT-34
 
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Dungeness to tow two B1 Mulberry units.
 
Built 1919 by Staten Island Shipbuilding Co., Port Richmond NY.  YN704. L156'8". B30'. D14'7". 998Disp. 1800ihp 3cylTE steam engine. single screw. 13.6 knots. Complement 44. Armament 1x MG. Callsign NEVP.
 
6-1-1919 Keel laid. 12-6-1919 Launched. 15-5-1920 Delivered to US Navy as USS Algorma AT-34. 3-5-1922 Decommissioned at Mare Island Navy Yard Vallejo CA. 28-9-1924 Recommissioned. 25-1-1944 Departed Hampton Roads  in convoy UGS31 as rescue tug.  15-2-1944 Arrived Falmouth. 15-5-1944 Reclassified as ATO-34. 10-6-1944 0125 Phoenix unit being towed to Mulberry A sank under tow. 2-1945 Towed damaged SS Arthur Sewall ex Portland to Falmouth. 2-12-1944 Release requested for Pacific duties. 22-3-1945 Joined convoy ONS45 at Liverpool. 11-4-45 Arrived Halifax NS. 13-4-1945 At New York. Proceeded to Norfolk Navy Yard for refit. 25-8-1945 Arrived San Francisco via Panama Canal. Based Treasure Island Navy Yard and carried out towing duties with Pacific Fleet. 18-6-1946 Decommissioned at Treasure Island Navy Station, San Francisco. 31-7-1946  Deleted from Navy Register.  14-1-1947 Transferred to US Maritime Commission for disposal. No Further trace.
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ARIKARA AT-98
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1943 by Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston SC. Abnaki class tug. L205'. B38'6". D15'4. 1589disp. 3600shp. Diesel electric. 4xAlco diesel engines driving 4x General Electric generators. 3xGM 3-268A Aux engines. Single screw. 16.5 knots.  Armament 1x3". 2x40mm AA, 2x 20mm AA. Complement 85.

10-1-1943 Keel laid. 22-6-1943 Launched. 5-1-1944 Completed and delivered to US Navy, named USS Arikara AT-98. 15-1-1944 Departed Charleston for Hampton Roads. 17-1-1944 Arrived Hampton Roads and engaged in training. 26-1-1944 Departed Hampton Roads for  Casco Bay,  Maine, via New York. 10-2-1944 Engaged in target towing. 4-3-1944 Returned to New York. 25-3-1944 Departed New York, towing barges as part of Task Force 67. 20-4-1944 Arrived Falmouth and joined 12th Fleet.  24-4-1944 Reported to tug control, Lee-on-Solent and engaged on coastal towing of Mulberrys. 15-5-1944 Reclassified as ATF-98. 6-1944 Engaged on towing and salvage work off Normandy beaches. Suffered damage following mine explosion whilst towing French destroyer La Surprise back to UK [21-6-1944]. 12-7-1944 Departed UK in convoy for Mediterranean. 21-7-1944 Arrived Oran. 1-8-1944 Departed Oran. 3-8-1944 Arrived Naples to join Task Force 87. 15-8-1944 Off St. Raphael, France for invasion of Southern France, engaged in salvage work. 2-9-1944 Engaged in salvage work in Gulf of St Tropez and towed damaged vessels to  Palermo, Naples, Marseille and Oran. 10-1945 Joined convoy at Oran for return to US. 7-11-1945 Arrived Norfolk VA. 12-1944 Departed for Trinidad to tow YFD-6 to Cristobal. 5-1-1945 Arrived Cristobal. 5-1-1945 Departed Cristobal for Pearl Harbour. 4-2-1945 Departed Pearl Harbour for Ulithi Atoll via Eniwetok and Guam. 17-3-1945 Arrived Ulithi. 27-3-1945 Departed Ulithi to carry out salvage and towing tasks in connection with invasion of Okinawa. 25-6-1945 Arrived Saipan. 11-7-1945 Departed Saipan for Leyte. 18-8-1945 Departed Leyte for Kyushu via Okinawa. 9-1945 Departed Kyushu for Philippines via Okinawa. 11-1945 Departed Philippines for Tsingtao, China to carry out towing and salvage work. 2-1946 Departed Tsingtao to carry out general towing work in the Pacific. 1-1950 At Yokosuka carrying out salvage and towing duties around Japan, later carrying out escort duties to shipping between Japan and Korea in connection with Korean war. Carried out general support duties with fleet during Korean War. 12-1950 Carrying out tasks in Japanese waters. 12-1-1951 Departed Japan for USA via Marianas and Hawaii. 3-1951 Arrived Long Beach, California. 4-1951 At Bremerton, Washington undergoing repairs.. 11-6-1951 Departed for Pearl Harbour and carried out tows to Guam and Philippines.. 3-1-1952 Departed Pearl harbour to carry out support duties off Korea. 9-1952 moved to Marshall Islands to carry out support duties connect with Nuclear Bomb test at Eniwetok. 1953 Based Pearl Harbour. 1964 Carrying out duties in connection with war in Vietnam until 1970. 2-1970 Returned to Pearl Harbour. 1-7-1971 Decommissioned and transferred to Chilean Navy renamed Sargento Aledea ATF-63. 14-8-1992 Decommissioned and sunk as target.
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ATA-125 [ex ATR-47]
 
US Navy Tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.

Built 1942 by Levingstone Shipbuilding Co., Orange, Texas. YN281 L134'6". B33'10". D13'2". 835disp.  1600hp General Motors 12-278A Diesel engine/electric drive . Fairbanks Morse reduction gearing.  Single screw. 13 knots. Complement 45. Armament 1x 3" DP. Callsign NZHJ.

27-11-1942 Keel laid. 3-1-1943 Launched. 12-8-1943 Delivered to US Navy as ATR-47.  15-5-1944 Renamed ATA-125. 16-6-1944 22.45 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 70/A2. 17-6-1944 06.00 Released. 194? Deleted from Navy List, 1947 Sold to Moran Towing Corp, renamed Joseph H Moran II.  1949 Sold to to South American Towing Corp (Moran), Monrovia and renamed Dragon. 1953 Sold back to Moran Towing, renamed Joseph H.Moran II. 1960 Sold to Bureau Wijsmuller, Ijmuiden, Netherlands, renamed Utrecht. 1964 Sold  to French  Navy, renamed RFS Hippopotame (A-660). 1985 Sunk as target.
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ATA-170 [ex ATR-97]

US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1943 by Gulfport Boiler and Welding Co., Port Arthur, Texas. YN224. L165'6". B33'4". D13'2". 534grt. 1360disp [full load]. 1500shp 2x General Motors 12-278A Diesel engine/electric drive.  Single screw. 12 knots. Complement 45. Armament 1x3" DP. 2x20mm AA. Callsign NKKZ.

9-4-1943 Laid down. 21-8-1943 Launched. 7-12-1943 Delivered to US Navy as ATR-97. 1944 Reclassified as ATA-170. 16-6-1944 22.15 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 64/A2. 22.30 Released. 1947 Deleted from Navy List. 1947 Sold to Government of Greece, renamed Leon. 5-1990 Scrapped at Kynosoura, Greece.
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ATR-13
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1943 by Delaware Bay  Shipbuilding Co., Leesburg NJ. Wooden hulled tug. L165'6". B33'4"' D15'6". 1360disp. full load. 1600hp 3cylTE steam engine. 12knots complement 32. Armament 1x3" DP, 2x20mm AA. Callsign NGWA.

1943 Laid down. 1944 Delivered to US Navy. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Omaha and Utah beaches. 9-1945 Serving off Japan. 1946 Deleted from Navy List. No further trace.
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ATR-15
 
Built 1943 by Jakobson Shipyard, Oyster Bay, NY. YN291.  Wooden Hulled tug. L165'6". B33'4". D15'6". 1360disp [full load] 1600hp 3cyl TE steam engine. Complement 32. Armament  1x3" DP 2x 20mm AA.
 
1944 Delivered to US Navy. 14-6-1944 departed Solent for beachhead. [Convoy EWL8]. 19-6-1944 Lost after grounding in storm off Normandy beaches, position 49.22N 00.26W.
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ATR-54
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1943 by  Dachel-Carter Shipbuilding Corp., Benton Harbor, MI. Wooden hulled tug. L165'6". B33'4". D15'6". 1360disp [full load]  1600hp 3cylTE steam engine. Single screw. Complement 32. Armament 1x 3" DP, 2x20mm AA. Callsign NFKF

21-8-1943 Launched. 13-11-1943 Delivered to US Navy. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Omaha and Utah beaches. 1945 Employed on target towing duties in Chesapeake Bay. 1946 Struck from the Naval Register. 1946 Disposed, no further trace.
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ATR-99
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1943 by Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, Texas. YN226. L143'. B33'10". D13'2". 835disp. 1500shp 2xGM12-278A Diesel engines/electric drive. Single screw. 13 knots. Complement 45. Armament 1x3" DP, 2x20mm AA. Callsign NHVX.

21-8-Laid down. 25-11-1943 Launched. 23-2-1944 Delivered to US Navy as ATR-99.  1944 Reclassified Auxiliary Ocean Tug ATA-172. 1947 Deleted from Navy list.  1947 Sold to the Panama Canal Company, renamed Taboga. 1971 Sold to Malcolm Marine Company. 1974 Sold to Hannah Marine Corporation, Chicago, renamed Daryl C.Hannah.  1984 Renamed Daryl C.  1988 Sold to Selvick Marine Towing Corp., Sturgeon Bay, WI., renamed Carl William Selvick.  8-1998 Sold to Roger Rouzier, Jr., New Orleans, LA., renamed Rosa M.  Later transferred to same owners  Marintec Towing & Salvage Co., Port-au-Prince, Haiti. No further trace.
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ATR-2 Also came under COTUG control
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BANNOCK AT-81
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1942 by Charleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Charleston SC. Navajo class fleet tug. L205'. B38'6". D15'3". 1675disp [full load] 3600shp  4x General Motors diesel engines driving 4x General Electric Generators.  3x General Motors 3-268A aux engines. Fairbanks Morse reduction gear. Single screw. 16 knots. Complement 85. Armament 1x 3"DP, 2x 40mm AA, 2x 20mm AA.  Callsign NWGT.
 
3-8-1942 Keel laid. 7-1-1943 Launched. 28-6-1943 Delivered to US Navy as Bannock AT-81. Engaged in towing ops, E coast USA.  4-1944 Arrived Falmouth, UK.   15-5-1944 Redesignated ATF-81. 21-7-1944 Departed for Londonderry to tow damaged USS Nelson [DD623 to Boston Mass. 10-8-1944 Departed UK in convoy ON248S towing USS Nelson and HMCS Sackville. 26-8-1944 Arrived Boston. Later based Norfolk VA, engaged on coastal towing ops. 14-12-1944 Departed Norfolk. 23-1-1945 Arrived Pearl Harbour. 9-2-1945 Departed Pearl Harbour. 2-3-1945 Arrived Eniwetok Atoll. 5-3-1945 Departed Eniwetok for Mariana Islands. Visited Guam, Saipan and Iwo Jima. 7-5-1945 Arrived Okinawa. 3-1946 Departed for Pearl Harbour.  1-4-1946 Arrived Pearl Harbour. 28-4-1946 Departed Pearl Harbour. 5-5-1946 Arrived San Diego, Cal., and refitted.   12-2-1947 Decommissioned and laid up at Orange, Texas.  11-9-1951 Recommissioned and engaged in coastal towing USA. 25-11-1955 Decommissioned and laid up in Reserve Fleet at New London, Conn. 10-1962 Leased to Italian Government. 1963 Converted by O.A.R.N., Genoa to serve as Oceanographic vessel.  1-12-1977 Struck from US Navy list.  1-5-1979 Sold to Italy under Security Assistance programme for Oceanographic survey work in Mediterranean..  12-1992 Acquired by Italian Coastguard and operated in support of University of Tor Vegata. 1993 Renamed Bannock CP451. 2007 Still in service.
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BLACK ROCK
 
Photo Moran/Towlines
 
US Commercial tug. No allocation known but definitely towed Phoenix units.
 
Built 1943 by Globe Shipbuilding Corp., Superior WI. YN109. V4-M-A1 tug. L195'. B37.5'. D15.5'. 1063t[disp] 2340bhp. 2x 6cyl Enterprise diesel engines. ON[US]243925. Callsign KYEF.
 
1-5-1943 Launched. 11-1943 Completed. Delivered to US Maritime Commission, Norfolk VA, managed by Moran Towing Co., New York.  19-5-1944 Joined 128 ship New York - Liverpool convoy HX292 assembling off Montauk Point, in company with tugs, Great Isaac, Sankaty Head, LT136, LT214 and LT533. 3-6-1944 Arrived at Lee-on-Solent via Milford Haven. 10-6-1944 Towed Phoenix unit to Normandy. 22-6-1944 Assisted damaged destroyer HMS Fury. During invasion period towing mined SS Fort Norfolk in English Channel when tow sank without warning. Also assigned to assist damaged HMS Scylla towing Portmouth to Chatham.  7-1944 Despatched to Rosyth to tow hull of obsolete warship HMS Cyrus to Chatham.  8-1944 Towed damaged Liberty ship ex Solent to S. Wales. 8-1944 Towed timber rafts ex Bristol Channel to Cherbourg. Over this period from D-Day  had carried out seven tows of Phoenix units and three tows to Cherbourg and the Rosyth tow.  23-11-1944 Departed Milford Haven to join Liverpool - Gibraltar convoy OS96/KMS70 enroute to Port Said and Bombay. 25-12-1944 Departed Suez towing torpedoed liberty ship Robert F Hoke for Bombay. Assigned towing operations  from Bombay to Colombo and Calcutta and return to Bombay. 7-1945 Arrived back in United States having towed the torpedoed US freighter Alcoa Prospector from Bombay. 1955 Transferred to US Dept of Commerce, Milwaukee. 1968 No trace in Bureau of Shipping Register. 2-1969 Scrapped at Kearney NJ.
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BODIE ISLAND
 
Built 1943 by General Ship & Engineering Works, Boston, Ma. YN 408. V4-M-A1 tug. L185'. B37'6". D18'9". 1117grt. 2320bhp 2x8cyl National Supply diesel engines. Single Screw.  ON[US] 245021. Callsign KVVO.
 
2-1943  Delivered to  US Maritime Commission, Norfolk, Va.  Managed by Moran Towing, New York. 194? Transferred to US Dept of Commerce, Milwaukee.9-6-1944 Towed Phoenix unit to Mulberry A. 20-6-1944 Phoenix unit being towed capsized and sank. 6-1944 Towed LCT2454 and LCT543 Southampton to Salcombe.  1973 Scrapped.
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CORMORANT AT-133
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1918 by Todd Shipbuilding Corp., New York. Lapwing class minesweeper. L187'10". B35'6"' D9'9". 950disp. 1400shp 3cylTE steam engine by Harlan and Hollingsworth. 2x 200psi Babcock and Wilcox saturated steam boilers. Single screw.  14 knots. Complement 75. Armament 2x 2"/50 DP. Callsign NY
  
4-9-1918 Keel laid. 5-2-1919 Launched. 15-5-1919 Delivered to US Navy named Cormorant, Minesweeper No 40. 22-8-1919 Based Kirkwall clearing North Sea minefields. 1-10-1919 On towing duties to Devonport, Brest, Lisbon, Ponta del Gada and Bermuda. 19-10-1919 Arrived Staten Island. Operated E Coast USA and Caribbean. 17-7-1920 Redesignated AM-40. 23-9-1920 At Portsmouth NH for repairs. 27-12-1920 Returned to service.  5-2-1921 Arrived Washington DC for experimental work with Bureau of Ordnance. 1-6-1942 Reclassified as Fleet Tug AT-133. 18-1-1943 Based Guantanamo Bay assisting Destroyers in training. 6-1943 At Charleston SC for repairs. 13-10-1943 Arrived Reykjavik for salvage duty. 7-12-1943 Arrived Falmouth. 15-5-1944 Reclassified as ATO-133. 28-9-1944 Overhaul at Plymouth then return to towing duties. 2-12-1944 Release requested for Pacific duties. 12-1944 Towed 2 barges from Plymouth to Antwerp. 28-2-1945 Arrived New York in convoy. . Overhauled at Norfolk VA. 24-6-1945 Arrived San Pedro Cal., for towing duties. 6-9-1945 Arrived Guam to serve as torpedo recovery vessel. 24-1-1946 Arrived San Pedro, Cal. 29-3-1946 Decommissioned at San Pedro, California. 8-1-1947 Sold. No further trace.
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FARALLON
 
Captain Wilson J Publicover
 
US Merchant tug. Unable find any allocation for this vessel but personal memoirs and photos establish her towing 10 - 12 Phoenix units to Gold beach.
 
Built 1942 by Globe Shipbuilding Co, Superior WI. YN101. V4-M-A1 standard tug. L186'. B37.6'. D17.8'. 1117grt, 251nrt. 2340hp. 2x Enterprise 6cyl diesel engines. Farrel reduction gear. single screw. 14 knots. Bunkers 560 tons. 2x Fairbanks Morse gensets. ON243655 Callsign KOPA
 
24-8-1942 Launched. 6-1943 Delivered to US War Shipping Administration, Duluth and operated by Moran Towing Co., New York. 3-1944 Departed USA for UK.  9-6-1944 Towed Phoenix unit to Mulberry A. 13-6-1944 10.00 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 6/A1. 12.15 Released. 29-6-1944 Towed  Liberty ships John A Treutlen and H G Blasdell to Solent and beached them after they were torpedoed by U984. 23-8-1944 Towed SS Fort Yale back from France for Southampton. Off Isle of Wight SS Fort Yale was torpedoed and sank within half an hour.  12-1944 Returned to USA. 194? Transferred to US Dept. of Commerce, Milwaukee. 1969 Sold to Mexico renamed R-1. 1978 Scrapped.
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GAY HEAD
 
Built 1943 by General Ship & Engineering Works, Boston, Ma. YN 407. V4-M-A1 tug. L185'. B37'6". D18'5". 1117grt. 2320bhp 2x8cyl National Supply diesels. Single screw.  ON[US] 244465. Callsign KUCU.
 
12-1943 Delivered to US Maritime Commission, Norfolk, Va. Managed by  Moran Towing, New York.
11-6-1944 Towed Phoenix unit to beachhead. 18-6-1944 15.50 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 22/A1. 17.20 Released. 195? Tranferred to US Dept. of Commerce, Milwaukee, Wis. 1977 Scrapped.
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GREAT ISAAC
 
 
Built 1944 by General Ship & Engineering Works, Boston, Mass. YN 409. V4-M-A1 tug.L185'. B37'6". D18'5". 1117grt. 2320bhp 2x8cyl National Supply diesels. Single screw. ON [US] 245575. Callsign WHIG.
 
4-1944 Delivered to the US Maritime Commission, Norfolk, Va. Managed by Moran Towing, New York. 11-6-1944 Towed Phoenix unit to beachhead.  13-6-1944 18.30 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 55/A1. 19.30 Released. 16-4-1947 Sank whilst towing liberty ship Thomas M Cooley following collision in fog with Norwegian freighter Bandeirante near Barnegat Head, Long Island NJ. Wreck is now a popular diving site.
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HILLSBORO INLET
 
Built 1943 by Pennsylvania Shipyards Inc., Beaumont, Tx. YN 280. V4-M-A1 tug. L185'. B37'6". D18'9". 1132grt. 2320bhp 2x8cyl National Supply diesels. single screw.  ON[US] 244040. Callsign KYGD.
 
9-1943 Delivered to US Maritime Commission, Norfolk, Va. Managed by Moran Towing, New York, 12-6-1944 Towed Phoenix unit to Mulberry A.  15-6-1944 18.00 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 7/A1. 18.55 Released. 18-6-1944 14.00 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 71/A2. 17.00 Released. 195? Transferred to US Dept. of Commerce, Milwaukee. 1977 Scrapped.
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KEWAYDIN AT-24
 
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Dungeness to tow two B-1 Mulberry units.
 
Built 1919 by Ferguson Steel & Iron Co., Buffalo, N.Y. L156'8". B30'. D14'7". 1000disp [full load]. 1800hp. 12 knots. Complement 35. Armament  2x3"/50 DP; 2x MG.
 
25-6-1919 Launched. 4-11-1919 Delivered to US Navy as USS Kewaydine. [Fleet tug No. 24]. 19-6-1920 Arrived Norfolk VA and based there for 22 years. 17-7-1920 Redesignated AT-24. 16-11-1942 Departed New York bound for Iceland in convoy.  Damaged by heavy weather and put into St Johns for repairs. 22-12-1942 Arrived Hvalfjordur, Iceland and performed general harbour duties. 13-4-1943 Assisted refloating grounded Uranus [AF-14] at Akureyri, Iceland.  19-4-1943 Departed Reykjavik. 28-4-1943 Arrived Argentia, Newfoundland as harbour tug for TF22. 2-6-1943 Departed Argentia.  7-6-1943 Arrived Norfolk VA for general duties. 20-1-1944 Departed Charleston SC in convoy  CK1 via Bermuda and Azores. 13-5-1944 Arrived Falmouth. 14-5-1944 Redesignated ATO-24. 8-6-1944 Towed lightship AL-28 Selsey to Utah beach. 13-6-1944 20.00 Arrived Mulberry A towing whale unit 515/D1. 22.00 Released. 17-6-1944 09.00 Arrived Mulberry A towing Phoenix unit 9/A1. 13.10 Released. 29-6-1944 Anchored off Dungeness and damaged by near miss from a V1 rocket shot down by a British fighter. 2-12-1944 Release requested for Pacific duties.  12-1944 Towed dredger ex Plymouth to Thames. 2-1945 Towed pontoon barge ex Plymouth to Le Havre. 16-3-1945 Departed Plymouth. 12-4-1945 Arrived Cape Cod Mass. 22-4-1945 Arrived Norfolk VA for refit. 16-6-1945 Departed Norfolk towing YR-31. 31-7-1945 Arrived San Diego, Cal. 10-12-1945  Decommissioned at San Diego, Cal. Transferred to Maritime Commission. 23-12-1945 Sold to Bay Cities Transportation Co., San Francisco. No further trace.
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KIOWA AT-72
 
US Navy tug. Allocated to SNO Selsey to tow Phoenix and Whale units.
 
Built 1942 by Charleston Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co. Charleston, SC. Apache class tug. L205'. B38'6". D14'3". 1164disp [full load] 3600shp. 4x GM12-278A diesel engines. Electric drive. Single screw.  Complement  85. Armament 1x 3"/50 DP. 4x MG. Callsign NULT.

5-11-1942  Launched. 7-6-1943 Delivered to US Navy as USS Kiowa AT-72. 26-7-1943 Operating off Newfoundland. 2-3-1944 Arrived New York. 19-4-1944 Arrived Falmouth towing car float pontoons from USA. 15-5-1944 Redesignated ATF-72.  30-9-1944 Arrived Norfolk VA. Based here until 1959 on general towing and salvage duties.  9-4-1959 Arrived Guantanamo Bay. 28-5-1959 Recovered nose cone of Jupiter missile containing two monkeys off Antigua. Later returned to Norfolk VA and resumed coastal towing duties until 1965. 7-9-1965 Allocated to 6th Fleet operating in Mediterranean.  26-1-1966 Searching for H bomb that fell into sea off Palomares, Spain. 16-4-1966 Arrived Little Creek VA for target towing duties. 27-9-1966 Drydocked for refit at Norfolk VA. 1-1967 Returned to service.  1972 Loaned to Dominican Republic Navy, renamed MACORIX RM-21. 15-9-1979 Struck from the US Naval List. 1986 Returned to US Navy and laid up. 12-12-1994 Sold for breaking up by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service.
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LT-2
 
 US Army tug. Allocated toSNO Portsmouth to tow two barges from Exmouth.
 
Built 1943 by Jakobson Shipyard Inc. Oyster Bay, NY. YN 295 L115'. B25'2". D12'8". 249grt. 1200bhp. 8cyl Alco diesel engine. ON251361 IMO5425516 Callsign AZAG.
       
1943 Delivered to the US Army, designated LT 2. 1943 Renamed Major Randolph  J. Hernandez. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Utah and Omaha beaches.  4-1945 Towed CT29 ex Plymouth to Havre. 1946 Sold to Dauntless Towing Line Inc., New York, renamed Dauntless No 15. 1955 Sold to Moran Towing & Transportation Co Inc.,  New York, renamed Julia C. Moran. 1963 Re-engined 1640bhp 16cyl  GM type 16-278-A diesel engine. Renamed  Sparrows Point. 196x Transferred to The Curtis Bay Towing Co., (Moran Towing Co)  Norfolk, VA. 1972 Owners Claymont Corp.,  Wilmington, Del., renamed Accomac. 1972 Renamed Doris Moran. 1981 Owners Crescent Towing & Salvage Co Inc.,  New Orleans, LA, renamed Sparta. 2006 Still in service.
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LT-4
 
US Army tug. Allocated to SNO Portsmouth to tow two ammunition barges from Exmouth.
 
Built 1943 by Jakobson Shipyard Inc., Oyster Bay, NY. L115'. B26'. D14'3". 482disp. 249grt. 1200bhp 8cyl 16"x20" Enterprise diesel engine 11 knots. Complement 26. Armament  2x .50 MG.

1943 Delivered to US Army named Major Wilbur F. Browder LT4. 6-1944 Towed stores barges ex Exmouth to Omaha and Utah beaches. 1944 Operated as harbour tug at Cherbourg. 6-1945 Departed Havre towing carfloat but tow lost on passage.  1947 Transferred to Corps of Engineers, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, renamed Ludington. Assisted in maintenance of many Great Lakes harbours and docks.  1998 Became museum ship at Kewaunee. 2009 Stll preserved.

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LT-5
 
US Army tug. Allocated to SNO Portsmouth to tow 2 barges from Exmouth.

Built 1943 by Jakobson Shipyard Inc.,Oyster Bay, NY. YN 298. L115'. B28'. D14'. 249grt. 1200bhp 8cyl Enterprise  DMQ-38 diesel engine. 12 knots.
 
22-11-1943 Launched. 1944 Delivered  US Army named  LT-5  Major Elisha K. Henson. 3-2-1944 Departed USA for UK. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Omaha and Utah beaches. 7-6-1944 Operating off Normandy beaches.
9-6-1944 Shot  down a German Focke-Wulf fighter off Omaha Beach. 12-1944 Towed dredger Cherbourg to Le Havre. 12-1944 Towed pile driving barge Le Havre to Portsmouth. 12-1944 Towed 4 hopper barges Cherbourg to Le Havre.  6-1945 Towed 2 carfloats ex Havre to Plymouth. 6-1945 Towed carfloat ex Havre to Antwerp. 5-1946 Transferred to  US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, renamed John F. Nash. 1946-1949 Operated on Great Lakes. 1989 Decommissioned, laid up Buffalo District headquarters. 4-1991 Preserved at H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego, NY. awarded National Historic Landmark Status. 2009 Still in existence.
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LT-22
 
US Army tug. Allocated to SNO Portsmouth to tow two barges from Exmouth.
 
 Built 1943 by Tampa Marine Corp., Tampa, Fl. YN5. L107'. B25'2". D13'8". 198grt. 1200bhp 8cyl Enterprise diesel engine. ON297524.

9-1943 Delivered  US Army named Major E. J. Malloy LT-22. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Utah and Omaha beaches. 6-1944 Towed LST261 Portsmouth to Plymouth. 12-1944 Towed 2 seamules from Southampton to Le Havre.  4-1945 With LT788 towed SS James Otis ex Plymouth to falmouth. 4-1945 Towed 4 BK barges ex Falmouth to Havre [2 tows]. 1964 Sold to De Felice Marine Contractors Inc., New Orleans, La. renamed Nicole  D. De Felice. 1967 Still in service.
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LT-23
 
US Army tug. Allocated to SNO Portsmouth to tow two barges from Exmouth.
 
Built 1943 by Tampa Marine Corp.,  Tampa, Fl. YN6.  L114'1". B25'1". D12'2"/ 248grt. 1200bhp  8cyl Enterprise diesel engine.

9-1943 Delivered to  US Army named Major C A McGarrigle LT-23. 7-4-1944 Departed Charleston towing a dredger as part of convoy CK2. 13-5-1944 Arrived Milford Haven. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Omaha and utah beaches. 4-1945 Towed CT62 ex Plymouth to Le Havre.  1949 Sold to Cie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez.,  Port Said, renamed Bassel. 195? Owners  restyled to Suez Canal Authority, Port Said. 1966 Still in service.
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LT-130
 
US Army tug. Allocated to SNO Portsmouth to tow two barges from Exmouth.
 
 Built 1943 by "Tampa Marine Corp., Tampa, FL. YN 9. Wooden tug. L126'8". B28'. D12'8".  296grt. 1380bhp. 2x 6cyl Fairbanks Morse diesel engines. Single screw. 10 knots.
 
4-1944 Delivered to  US Army. 6-1944 Towed stores barges Exmouth to Omaha and Utah beaches. 16-6-1944 21.50 Arrived Mulberry A towing whale unit 641Z. 22.30 Released. 12-1944 Towed carfloat Plymouth to Antwerp.  4-1945 Towed 2 BK barges ex Portsmouth to Le Havre. 5-1945 Towed 2 BK barges ex Plymouth to Le Havre. 1965 Sold to Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co.,  (Foss Maritime), renamed Pacific  Ranger. 1971 Rebuilt and  re-engined 2875bhp  V16cyl GM type EMD diesel engine.  19?? Sold to Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Co Inc.,  Los Angeles CA. 1997 Renamed Tillamook. 2000 Sold to Haliday Ltd., Panama, renamed Pacific  Salvor. 2003 Sold to Polande SA [Managers Transportes Navieros del Pacifico, Ecuador].
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LT-152
 
Built 1943 by Hodgson, Greene & Haldeman Shipbuilders, Long Beach, CA. Design 293.. Wood. 268 GRT, 34 NRT. L117.7'. B28'1". d13'6.5". 1380bhp  2x 6cyl  Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines. twin screw.
 
9-1943 Launched. 4-1944 Delivered to US Army. 27-5-1944 Departed New York in Convoy HX293 to Clyde for orders. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1208 Belfast to Plymouth. 1-4-1948  Sold to Italian Navy, renamed A 5318 Atleta. 1973 Decommissioned. 1977 Scrapped at Taranto (ITA)
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LT-156
 
Built 1943 by Northwestern Shipbuilding Co., Bellingham, Wa. YN 156.  L118'. B28'. D14.7'. 268grt. 1380bhp 2x6cyl Fairbanks Morse diesels.
 
1943 Delivered  US Army.  8-6-1944 Departed Cardiff for Omaha beach towing barges. 1945 Renamed Sgt. Fred N. Coleman. 1946 Transferred to US Navy, redesignated ATA 244. 1959 Sold to Towboat & Salvage Co., Long Beach, La., renamed E.A. Judd. 1966 Sold to Alaska Barge & Transport Co.,Seattle, Wa., renamed Tyonek. 1970 Abandoned in Vietnam.
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LT-389
 
Built 1944 by Hodgson, Greene & Haldeman Shipbuilders, Long Beach, Ca. 268 GRT, 34 NRT L126'8". B28'2". D13'6.5". 1200bhp 8cyl Enterprise diesel engine.
 
4-1944 Launched. 1944 Delivered to US Army. 17-8-1944 Arrived in Plymouth. 28-11-1944 Departed Le Havre for Southampton. Sank  same night following collision with LT-149 with loss of ten crew including Master and Chief Engineer.
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LT-532
 
Built 1944 by Levingston Shipbuilding Corp., Orange, Tx. YN 328. LT Design 377-A. 561 GRT, 21 NRT. L136.7'. B33.0'. D15.0'.  1900bhp 2x 12cyl GM diesel engines driving
2x 765shp electric motors. single screw.
 
1-1944 Launched. 1944 Delivered to US Army.  27-5-1944 Departed New York in convoy HX293 to Clyde for orders. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1259 Glasgow to Falmouth. 1946 Transferred to US Navy, redesignated ATA-239. 1950 Redesignated T-ATA 239. 1950 Transferred to US Army, redesignated LT-532. 1964 Sold to Puget Sound Tug & Barge Co., Seattle, Wa., renamed Active. 13-11-1975 Suffered a major explosion and had to be substantially rebuilt. 197? Sold to Amtugco Inc., Panama. No further trace.
   
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LT-638
 
Built 1944 by Marietta Manufacturing Co.,  Point Pleasant, WV. YN 512. LT Design 254. 582 GRT, 41 NRT. L142.2'. B33.1'. D16.0'. 1200 ihp 3cyl Skinner Unaflow steam eng., oil fired.
 
2-1944 Launched. 1944 Delivered to US Army. 27-5-1944 Departed New York in convoy HX293 for Clyde for orders. 1946 Sold to Pennsylvania Railroad Co., Cape Charles, Va., renamed Exmore. 1974 Scrapped.
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LT-639
 
Captain John Wiis
 
Built 1944 by Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV. YN 513. L142.2'. B33.1'. D 16.0. 582 GRT, 41 NRT 1200 ihp 3cyl Skinner Unaflow steam eng., oil fired. (USA)ON 251044

2-1944 -Launched. 1944 Delivered to US Army. 27-5-1944 Joined New York - Liverpool convoy HX293 from St Johns NF, to Clyde for orders.  9-6-1944 Departed Gourock towing floating crane for Falmouth. 16-7-1944 Departed Dartmouth towing ten barges for Cherbourg. 17-7-1944 At Cherbourg. 28-11-1944 Departed Le Havre for Southampton. 14-1-1945 Anchored in River Maas. 2-2-1945 Anchored in St Helens Roads towing crane MOWT-8 to Le Havre. 19-7-1945 Arrived New York. 1946 Sold to Pennsylvania Railroad Co., Cape Charles, Va. renamed Tasley. 1961 Sold to Owens Illinois Glass Co., Cape Charles, Va. 1962 Sold to Cook Towing Co Inc. 1963 Re-engined 2000bhp 6cyl (1944) Nordberg diesel engine.  1963 Sold to Gulf Atlantic Towing Corp., Jacksonville, Fl. 1965 Renamed H.G. Williams. 1973 Sold to Spyros J. Latsis, Piraeus, renamed Epta. 1979 Sold to Maritime & Commercial Co Argonaftis SA, mng John S. Latsis, Piraeus. 1996 Scrapped by Seltas Ltd., Aliaga.
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[ Other US tugs to come under COTUG control included ATA-172, ATR-47, ATR-97, LT's 62, 118, 119, 130, 136, 155, 159, 194, 214, 219, 374, 456, 533, 534, 653, 719, 785, 786, 787, 788, ]