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LT - 2 MAJ. RANDOLPH J. HERMANDEZ

Built by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #295) in June of 1943, as the Maj. Randolph J. Hermandez (LT 2) for the United Stated Army.

She was later acquired by Dauntless Towing Incorporated of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Dauntless No. 15.

When the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York acquired Dauntless Towing the tug was renamed as the Julia C. Moran.

The tug was later transferred to the Moran Towing Subsidiary, Curtis Bay Towing of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Sparrows Point.

However, she was later sold and then as the Accomac.

She was then reaquired by Moran Towing of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Doris Moran.

The tug was later acquired by Crescent Towing of New Orleans, Louisiana where she was renamed as the Sparta.

Her current and or final disposition is unknown.

She was a single screw tug rated at 1,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LT - 2 MAJ. RANDOLPH J. HERMANDEZ
  • USCG Doc. No.: 251361
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5425516
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: KOEA
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 295
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD, INC.
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 107.4
  • Hull Depth: 12.6
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 249
  • Net Tonnage: 169
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Maj Randolph J. Hermandez, LT 2, Dauntless No. 15, Julia C. Moran, Sparrows Point, Accomac, Doris Moran, Sparta
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Dauntless Towing, Moran Towing, CRESCENT TOWING & SALVAGE CO INC