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LT - 2 MAJ. RANDOLPH J. HERMANDEZ

Built in 1943, by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #295) 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.

In 1955, the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York acquired Dauntless Towing. Where the tug was renamed as the Julia C. Moran.

In 1963,the tug was transferred to the Moran Towing Subsidiary, Curtis Bay Towing of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Sparrows Point. However, she was later renamed as the Accomac.

In 1973, she was then returned to 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. However, she is no longer listed in documentation. 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
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • 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