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Keosanqua (U.S.S.)

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Registry #1 179466 Registry #2 ATO-38 Registry #3
Name 1 1920 Keosanqua (U.S.S.) Name 5
Name 2 1947 Edward J. Coyle Name 6
Name 3 1960 Commodore Straits (II) Name 7
Name 4 Name 8
Year Built 1920 Place Mariners Harbour Area NY Country USA
Designer (nk) Measurement (imp) 150.2' x 30.3' x 16.0'
Builder (nk) Measurement (metric)
Hull Steel Displacement
Gross Tonnage 544 Type 1 Tug
Registered Tonnage 86 Type 2
Engine 2065ihp Triple expansion Steam engine (1920) Engine Manufacture
Repower 1800hp steam engine (1958c) Propulsion Screw
Rebuilds Call Sign VYZG
Pendant  # Masters
In 1920 she was owned by United States Navy. In 1946 she was owned by Puget Sound Tug & Barge Co., Seattle WA USA. In 1947-1958 she was owned by Pacific (Coyle) Navigation Co. Ltd. Vancouver BC. In 1958-1968 she was owned by the Straits Towing Ltd., Vancouver BC.
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Her pendant number was A.T.O.-38 while she was in service with the U.S. Navy. She was heading for Pearl Harbour when the Japanese Navy bombed the ships. She arrived in British Columbia waters in 1946. In 1953 she ran aground on Popham Island, salvaged by Pacific Salvage Ltd. And she was in the Burrard Shipyard for repair after being rammed by a barge. In 1968 she was reported as being broken up by ABC Metals, Vancouver BC and her hull sunk as a breakwater. In another report (John Henderson) she is reported to have been towed by the U.S. tug Betsy L. to the Railway Terminal at Ballard WA USA for scrapping.
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