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GAY MORAN (1944)

Built in 1944, by the Allen Boat Company of Harvey, Louisiana (hull #84) as the ST-523 for the United States Army.

In 1946, the tug was acquired by the Dauntless Towing Line of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Dauntless No. 16.

In 1955, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Gay Moran.

In 1961, the tug was acquired by the Merritt-Chapman, and Scott Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Steve W.

In 1981, she was acquired by the R.J. Casho Marine Towing Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware. Where the tug was renamed as the Trident.

The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GAY MORAN (1944)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 250360
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5340900
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WC6673
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 84
  • Ship Builder: Allen Boat
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 80.1
  • Hailing Port: PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 145
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ST-523, Dauntless No. 16, Gay Moran, Steve W., Trident
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Dauntless Towing Line, Merritt-Chapman, and Scott Corp., R.J. CASHO MARINE TOWING CORP