U.S. Army Tug-Transports (T) Built Since WWII

Most recent update: November 30, 2012.


In the early 1950s, the Army built 84 new T-boats for the Korean War but most of these never entered military service and were sold in new condition.  Many are still active and seem to be popular as small research vessels and as live-aboard boats.  In the table below, NLD stands for No Longer Documented: these boats are no longer in the U.S. register but this is not to say that they may not be registered somewhere else.  If anyone has any information on what happened to any of these boats, please send it to timcolton@aol.com

Boatbuilder

Location

Hull #

O.N.

Type

#

Delivery

Disposition

Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11631 T 423  1952 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11632 948600 T 424  1952 Edgerton, Morgan, Knock-na-Shee, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11633 362176 T 425  1952 Irving 1, Irving Walnut (Canada), active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11634 T 426  1952 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11635 1056928 T 427  1952 Kyma, Lazy T, NLD
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11636 T 428  1952 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11637 560422 T 429  1952 Curlew, Greylock, sank off Nantucket
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11638 T 430  1952 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11639 T 431  1952 Cumberland, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11640 T 432  1952 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11641 1125095 T 433  1952 Virginia Key, Atlantis, T-4-2, NLD
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11642 1028309 T 434  1952 Patapsco, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11643 362177 T 435  1952 Irving Hazelnut (Canada), active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11644 525620 T 436  1952 Sea Search, Aquarius, no trace
NASSCO San Diego CA 206 na T 437  1953 Surfbird (USF&WS)
NASSCO San Diego CA 207 CG020859 T 438  1953 Cub (Cal Maritime), NLD
NASSCO San Diego CA 208 CF2945YB T 439  1953 Gryphon (Sea Scouts), active in Redwood City CA
NASSCO San Diego CA 209 616610 T 440  1953 Dolly S, Dragon Lady, YFRT 521, Lodestar, active
NASSCO San Diego CA 210 560031 T 441  1953 UConn, Theme Song, T 441, Defiant, active
NASSCO San Diego CA 211 T 442  1953 No trace
NASSCO San Diego CA 212 533309 T 443  1953 Alaskan Salvor, NLD
NASSCO San Diego CA 213 CG010108 T 444  1953 Little Bear (Cal Maritime), active
NASSCO San Diego CA 214 1152018 T 445  1953 Equinox, Sea Link, Golden Anchor, G. A. II, T 445, NLD
NASSCO San Diego CA 215   T 446  1953  
NASSCO San Diego CA 216 T 447  1953 No trace
NASSCO San Diego CA 217 1068754 T 448  1953 Polaris, no trace
NASSCO San Diego CA 218 1089945 T 449  1953 T 449, now Neleh II
NASSCO San Diego CA 219 698738 T 450  1953 Barclay Stephens (Sea Scouts), abandoned in Stockton CA
NASSCO San Diego CA 220 932679 T 451  1953 To US Prison Alcatraz as Warden Blackwell, later Hobbit, now Endeavour, a live-aboard in Puget Sound
NASSCO San Diego CA 221 511579 T 452  1953 To US Prison Alcatraz as Warden P J Madigan, later Karen N, now Mary B, a fishing vessel in Seattle
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1566 563387 T 453  1952 Gator III, Cormorant, Silent Thunder, active
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1567 1031510 T 454  1953 Nunatak, The General, active
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1568 T 455  1953 R/V Schock (U of RI), no trace
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1569 545066 T 456  1953 Varsity, scrapped 2000
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1570 575240 T 457  1953 Georgetown Pilot, Gayle Mary, sank off Freeport GB 1993
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1571 T 458  1953 R/V Tursiops (FSU), no trace
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1572 T 459  1953 No trace
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1573 T 460  1953 Donald P Hall, Benthos, Jane Yarn, reefed 2004
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1574 T 461  1953 Intrepid Explorer, Nereid, Ray of Hope, no trace
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1576 T 462  1953 Carlina, no trace (Nicaragua?)
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1577 606670 T 463  1953 La Tica, active
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1578 T 464  1953 No trace
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1579 CG047926 T 465  1953 Shenehon (NOAA), active (Bayfield WI)
Mo. Valley Steel Leavenworth KS 1580 T 466  1953 Scrapped
T 467-477 Not built
NASSCO San Diego CA 235 919234 T 478  1954 S. E. Raymond, Scotsman, T-Sarge, active
NASSCO San Diego CA 236 T 479  1954 No trace
NASSCO San Diego CA 237 1031369 T 480  1954 Onar, SES Propeller, YTB Propeller, active
NASSCO San Diego CA 238 533311 T 481  1954 Pauline B, NLD
NASSCO San Diego CA 239 595204 T 482  1954 SES Whidbey, Kaizen, active
NASSCO San Diego CA 240 533313 T 483  1954 Trooper, Grey Eagle, Indigo, active
NASSCO San Diego CA 241 T 484  1954 No trace
NASSCO San Diego CA 242 T 485  1954 Tudor, no trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11944 561215 T 486  1953 Ashepoo, Sea Explorer, Miss Lena, no trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11945 T 487  1953 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11946 T 488  1953 R/V Victory, no trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11947 T 489  1953 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11948 964469 T 490  1953 Piadl IV, R/V Adam Hyler, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11949 548428 T 491  1953 Stormbird, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11950 1109140 T 492  1953 Sea Explorer, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11951 T 493  1953 Thunderbird, Gennie, for sale
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11952 512553 T 494  1953 North Star, Neeskay, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11953 na T 495  1953 CG 64401 (USCGA), active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11954 na T 496  1953 CG 64402 (USCGA), active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11955 362178 T 497  1953 Irving Chestnut (Canada), active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11956 T 498  1953 Linwood Holton, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11957   T 499  1953 Viking, scrapped
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11958 T 500  1953 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11959 1078470 T 501  1953 Perkins, Hydra, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11960 T 502  1953 Virazon, INA research vessel in Turkey
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11961 563382 T 503  1953 Shannon, Nancy Lee, Triumph, California, Andmac, Ksarar, NLD
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11962 581663 T 504  1953 Ocean Searcher, Mi-T-Mo, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11963 656088 T 505  1953 Dolphin, Nancy Christine II, NLD
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11964 T 506  1953 No trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11965 563382 T 507  1953 Matey, One Nation, Karen Marie, Privateer, Leviathan, The Star, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11966 672830 T 508  1953 Mobjack (USACoE)
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11967 693062 T 509  1953 Kennebec, Nokomis, Stillwater, Pathfinder, NLD
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11968 T 510  1953 USA, Northwind, no trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11969 na T 511  1953 CG 64404 (USCGA), active 
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11970 519263 T 512  1953 Mango Moon, Retriever, NLD
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11971 992527 T 513  1953 Sea Dart II (Sea Scouts), active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11972 T 514  1953 Manning (NATO), no trace
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11973 976978 T 515  1953 Trine, Tradewinds, Watts TUse, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11974 541977 T 516  1953 Pisces, Tricia, Carina, active
Higgins Ind. New Orleans LA 11975 558563 T 517  1953 Norspak, NLD