Providence Engineering, Providence RI

Most recent update: March 12, 2016.


Providence Engineering Corp. was a major 19th-century manufacturer of engines, based in Providence RI.  It contracted to build ten tugs for the U.S. Shipping Board, subcontracting the shipyard work to Kyle & Purdy, on City Island NY, and shipping the engines down from Providence.

Hull # USSB # O.N. Name Owner Type GT Delivery Disposition
  1345 218587 Bathalum     US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Aug-19 Scrapped 1960
  1346 218588 Bathgate US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Sep-19 To USN 1942 as Bomazeen (YT 238), sold 1947 as Sea Duke, scrapped 1953
  1347 218908 Battleboro US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Oct-19 Later Pocomoke 1942, scrapped 1953
  1348 219142 Baymead      US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Nov-19 Scrapped 1960
  1349 218909 Tagus US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Dec-19  
  1350 219723 Baddacock US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Jul-20 Wrecked off Aransas 1920
  1351 219722 Bayport US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Aug-20 Later H. T. De Bardeleben 1931, wrecked off South Pass 1934
  1352 220570 Bayside     US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Sep-20 To USN 1921 as Cahokia (YT 135), scrapped 1953
  1353 220569 Bayspring US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Oct-20 Later AT 60 1920,  YNG 19 1940, sold 1946, scrapped 1958
  1354 219141 Beachhaven US Shipping Board Icebreaking Tug 426 Nov-20 Later Bermuda (AT 61) 1921, YTB 135, scrapped 1952