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GAY HEAD

Built in 1943, by General Ship of East Boston, Massachusetts (hull #407) as the Gay Head for the United States Navy.

In 1943, the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York was contracted to man and operate the tug for the United States Navy.

In 1946, she was returned to the United States Navy.

In 1977, the tug was scrapped. The tug was single screw, rated at 2,250 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GAY HEAD
  • USCG Doc. No.: 244465
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 407
  • Ship Builder: General Ship
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 185.5
  • Hull Depth: 17.8
  • Hull Breadth: 37.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 1117
  • Net Tonnage: 251
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gay Head
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    War Shipping Administration, United States Navy