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POINT LOMA

Built in 1943, by Froemming Brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (hull #1) as the Point Loma for the United States Navy.

She was a A V4-M-A1 class tug. A 186(ft) oceangoing tug, of which forty-nine were built for the United States Navy. By various shipyards throughout the United States for wartime service.

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 1972, the tug was scrapped. She was single screw tug, rated at 2,250 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: POINT LOMA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 243000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: Froemming Brothers
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 185.5
  • Hull Depth: 17.8
  • Hull Breadth: 37.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 1117
  • Net Tonnage: 251
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Point Loma
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, War Shipping Administration