U.S. Army Tug-Transports (T, TP) Built During WWII

Most recent update: December 1, 2016.


In WWII, the Army built 170 65-foot, diesel-powered, passenger-cargo boats that doubled as harbor tugs, known as tug-transports, or T-boats.  Most of these were apparently discarded after the war, because I can only find 70 that were listed in the USCG register, only four of which are currently active.  There is very little record of what happened to the rest: if anyone can add to the table below, please send your info to timcolton@aol.com  The Army's WWII fleet included 43 96-foot, diesel-powered, wooden, harbor tugs.  The pennant numbers are those missing from the sequence of T-boat numbers.  If anyone has any information on what happened to these boats, please send it to timcolton@aol.com

Boatbuilder

Location

O.N.

Type # Delivery

Disposition

Simms Bros. Dorchester MA 251479 T 1 Sep-42 Later Rockaway Belle, NLD
Simms Bros. Dorchester MA   T 2 Sep-42  
Simms Bros. Dorchester MA   T 3 Sep-42  
Simms Bros. Dorchester MA   T 4 Sep-42  
Martinolich Repair San Francisco CA   T 5 Sep-42  
Martinolich Repair San Francisco CA 271689 T 6 Sep-42 Later Blue Spirit, NLD
Martinolich Repair San Francisco CA   T 7 Sep-42  
Sturgeon Bay BW Sturgeon Bay WI 260680 T 8 Aug-42 Later Hodge, NLD
Sturgeon Bay BW Sturgeon Bay WI   T 9 Sep-42  
Sturgeon Bay BW Sturgeon Bay WI   T 10 Oct-42  
Stonington Yachts Stonington ME   T 11 Dec-42  
Stonington Yachts Stonington ME 249656 T 12 Jan-43 Later North Haven II, Americus, NLD
Stonington Yachts Stonington ME   T 13 Feb-43  
Stonington Yachts Stonington ME   T 14 Mar-43  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 15 Dec-42  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 16 Jan-43  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA 276386 T 17 Feb-43 Later Cynthia Ann, NLD
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 18 Mar-43  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 19 Aug-42 Later Seven Dwarfs, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 274606 T 20 Aug-42 Later B-20, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 285571 T 21 Sep-42 Later Highlander, Sgt. Jones, active
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 22 Sep-42 Later Howard, NLD
Muzzio Bros. Stamford CT   T 23 Mar-43  
Muzzio Bros. Stamford CT   T 24 Mar-43  
Muzzio Bros. Stamford CT   T 25 Apr-43  
Muzzio Bros. Stamford CT 268875 T 26 Apr-43 Later Maria Fernanda, NLD
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 27 Jan-43  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 28 Feb-43  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 29 Mar-43  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 30 Apr-43  
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA 280165 T 31 Dec-42 Later Beachcomber, NLD
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA 253230 T 32 Dec-42 Later Charbus II, NLD
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA 253449 T 33 Jan-43 Later Silver Mist, NLD
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA   T 34 Jan-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX   T 35 Mar-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX   T 36 Mar-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX   T 37 Apr-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX   T 38 Apr-43  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 273300 T 39 Oct-42 Later J. Howard, Hemco I, scrapped 1975
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 40 Oct-42  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 272556 T 41 Nov-42 Later Diane-Louise, Jean Selma, scrapped 1976
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 42 Nov-42 To Corps of Engineers
Lester & Franck Seattle WA   T 43 Oct-42  
Lester & Franck Seattle WA   T 44 Nov-42  
Lester & Franck Seattle WA   T 45 Dec-42  
Lester & Franck Seattle WA 257234 T 46 Jan-43 Later Evelyn-H, NLD
Stonington Yachts Stonington ME 255369 T 47 Apr-43 Later Two Lads, NLD
Stonington Yachts Stonington ME 252211 T 48 May-43 Later Kingfisher, NLD
Martinolich Repair San Francisco CA 293457 T 49 Oct-42 Later Makua, NLD
Martinolich Repair San Francisco CA   T 50 Oct-42  
      T 51-55   Not used
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 279960 T 56 Mar-43 Later Hammet, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 254881 T 57 Mar-43 Now Laura B, active
      T 58-59   Not used
Sturgeon Bay BW Sturgeon Bay WI 258956 T 60 May-43 Later Leda I, NLD
Sturgeon Bay BW Sturgeon Bay WI 253907 T 61 Jun-43 Later Lucky Lady, NLD
Sturgeon Bay BW Sturgeon Bay WI   T 62 Jul-43  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 63 Apr-43  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 64 Apr-43  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 65 Apr-43  
      T 66   Not used
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA   T 67 Jun-43  
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA   T 68 Jul-43  
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA 257537 T 69 Aug-43 Later Ethel, H. V. Newell, NLD
Blanchard Boat Seattle WA 298417 T ? 1943 Later Chinook, Integrity, NLD
Lester & Franck Seattle WA   T 70 Jun-43  
Lester & Franck Seattle WA 253967 T 71 Jul-43 Later Alpisaco, Shearwater, NLD
Lester & Franck Seattle WA   T 72 Aug-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX   T 73 Apr-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX 250992 T 74 Apr-43 Later Pinch Hitter, NLD
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX   T 75 May-43  
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX 289984 T 76 May-43 Later Big Star, NLD
Brownsville SB Brownsville TX 254674 T 77 May-43 Later Hurricane, NLD
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester NJ   T 78 Mar-43  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester NJ 281118 T 79 Mar-43 Later Cap'n Beau, NLD
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester NJ 282698 T 80 Apr-43 Later Triangulo, NLD
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester NJ 257010 T 81 Apr-43 Later Ruth W, Poseidon I, NLD
      T 82-83   Not used
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 84 Apr-43  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 271792 T 85 May-43 Later Vega, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 86 May-43 To DoJ
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 87 May-43 To Corps of Engineers
Federal Prison Ind McNeil Island WA   T 88 Aug-43  
Federal Prison Ind McNeil Island WA   T 89 Aug-43  
      T 90-95   Not used
Federal Prison Ind McNeil Island WA 259419 T 96 Apr-43 Later Georgeanne H, Shelikof, Behmer, Shedoni, NLD
Federal Prison Ind McNeil Island WA 977584 T ? 1943 Later Captain Conner, NLD
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 97 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 98 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 99 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 100 2/44-7/44  Now Adak
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 101 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 102 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 103 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 104 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 105 2/44-7/44  
Wood, Clyde W. Stockton CA   TP 106 2/44-7/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 107 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 108 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 109 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 110 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 111 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 112 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 113 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 114 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 115 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 116 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 117 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 118 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 119 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 120 3/44-8/44  
Ackerman Boat Newport Beach CA   TP 121 3/44-8/44  
Peyton Co. Newport Beach CA   TP 122 3/44-8/44  
Peyton Co. Newport Beach CA   TP 123 3/44-8/44  
Peyton Co. Newport Beach CA   TP 124 3/44-8/44  
Peyton Co. Newport Beach CA   TP 125 3/44-8/44  
Wilmington BW Wilmington CA   TP 126 3/44-8/44 Later Challenger, sank in Juneau AK 2015
Wilmington BW Wilmington CA   TP 127 3/44-8/44  
Wilmington BW Wilmington CA   TP 128 3/44-8/44  
Wilmington BW Wilmington CA   TP 129 3/44-8/44  
Wilmington BW Wilmington CA   TP 130 3/44-8/44  
Wilmington BW Wilmington CA   TP 131 3/44-8/44  
Peterson SB Tacoma WA   TP 133 2/44-4/44  Now Island Champion
Peterson SB Tacoma WA   TP 134 2/44-4/44  
      T 135-140   Not used
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA   T 141 Dec-43  
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA 254461 T 142 Jan-44 Later Elaine B, NLD
Casey Boatbuilding Fairhaven MA   T 143 Feb-44  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 144 Feb-44  
Reid, Willis J. Winthrop MA   T 145 Mar-44  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD   T 146 Dec-43  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD 289854 T 147 Dec-43 Later Trident, Boanerges, NLD
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD   T 148 Dec-43  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD   T 149 Feb-44  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD   T 150 Feb-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 151 Jan-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA 259831 T 152 Jan-44 Later Sandra Lou, Tony Dianne III, NLD
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 153 Feb-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 154 Feb-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 155 Feb-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA 249447 T 156 Mar-44 Later Captain Deebold, Salty Dog, NLD
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 157 Mar-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 158 Mar-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA   T 159 Jun-44  
Stowman Shipyard Dorchester MA 273724 T 160 Jun-44 Later Christine Ann, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 270224 T 161 Dec-43 Later Nancy Gale, Mary II, Rex II, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 277349 T 162 Jan-44 Later S E S Propeller, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 163 Jan-44 Sank at Le Havre 1945
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 164 Jan-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 272868 T 165 Jan-44 Later Linda Snow, Little Joe, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 296538 T 166 Feb-44 Later Esther Joy, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 278071 T 167 Feb-44 Later Alanita, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 270936 T 168 Feb-44 Later Gail Snow, Viking Star II, Capt. Bill Van, Viking Star, Seven Seas, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 269448 T 169 Feb-44 Later Wayzoff, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 170 Mar-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 171 Mar-44 To USAF
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 172 Mar-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 173 Mar-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 293029 T 174 Apr-44 Later Gulf Researcher, Yankee Lady, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 175 Apr-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 176 Apr-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 177 Apr-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 178 May-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 179 May-44 To France 1947
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 261116 T 180 May-44 Later Rex, Chappie IV, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 181 May-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 269548 T 182 Jun-44 Later Beverly Snow, Two Brothers, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 278561 T 183 Jun-44 Later Trader Horn, Tropic Star, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 254597 T 184 Jun-44 Later Clay, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 185 Jun-44 To Corps of Engineers
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 186 Jul-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 187 Jul-44 To USCG
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 188 Jul-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 189 Jul-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 295611 T 190 Aug-44 Later Aquanaut II, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD 255010 T 191 Aug-44 Later Mary Lynn, Hackberry, Penny Lynne, NLD
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 192 Aug-44  
Davis & Sons Solomons MD   T 193 Aug-44 To USCG
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 274386 T 194 Mar-44 Later Sea Swan, Mary M, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 195 Apr-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 196 Apr-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 197 May-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 198 May-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 278407 T 199 Jun-44 Later Faith Evelyn, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 200 Jun-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 254088 T 201 Jul-44 Later Patrol No. 7, Naiad II, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 202 Jul-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 282293 T 203 Aug-44 Later Empress, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 277618 T 204 Aug-44 Later Lord Rayleigh, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 273694 T 205 Sep-44 Later Cerco, Quarry Bay, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 206 Sep-44  
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY 277194 T 207 Oct-44 Later Folly, Southern Marine, NLD
Minneford Boatyard City Island NY   T 208 Oct-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX 279026 T 209 Jan-44 Later Kathie June, NLD
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 210 Jan-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 211 Feb-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 212 Feb-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 213 Mar-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX 253488 T 214 Mar-44 Later Sea Breeze, NLD
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX 253266 T 215 Mar-44 Later Luka, Mariposa, NLD
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 216 Apr-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 217 Apr-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX 272143 T 218 May-44 Later Alligator, Sally Forth, IV Andonea, Cajun Pacific Belle, now Ransack I, active
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 219 Apr-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 220 May-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 221 May-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 222 Jun-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX   T 223 Jun-44  
Gulf Marine Ways Galveston TX 270701 T ? 1944 Later Argo, now Revolution, active
Petrich SB Tacoma WA   TP 224 12/43-1/44  
Petrich SB Tacoma WA   TP 225 12/43-1/44  
      T 226-228   Not used
Puget Sound BB Tacoma WA   TP 229 1944 Built for CoE
Puget Sound BB Tacoma WA   TP 230 1944 Built for CoE
Pacific BB Tacoma WA   TP 231 1944 Built for CoE, sold, now Breeze (Canada)
Pacific BB Tacoma WA   TP 232 1944 Built for CoE, sold 1948 as Helena, Mac Cluer 1953 (Indonesia)
      T 233-257   Not used
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD   T 258 May-45  
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD 274654 T 259 May-45 Later L. D. Lynch, Second Wind, NLD
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD   T 260 May-45 To USCG as CG-65026-D, later Adventurer II, NLD
Cambridge SB Cambridge MD 294602 T 261 May-45 To USCG as CG-65027-D, later Koran, Prindon, NLD
      T 262-264   Not used
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI   T 265 1945  
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI   T 266 1945  
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI   T 267 1945  
Truscott Boat & Dock St. Joseph MI   T 268 1945