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SANDY POINT

Built in 1947, by Gulfport Shipbuilding of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #273) as the Captain Chris Harms for Harms Marine Services Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1964, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company subsidy. The Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Sandy Point.

In 1980, she was acquired by the Crescent Towing and Salvage Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Lillian Smith.

In 1991, the Crescent Towing and Salvage Company renamed the tug as the Fort Conde.

In 1994, she was scrapped. The tug was single screw, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SANDY POINT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 252892
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5062780
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA3305
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 273
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING GROUP
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Length: 95.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 186
  • Net Tonnage: 78
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Captain Chris Harms, Sandy Point, Lillian Smith, FORT CONDE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Chris Harms Inc., Curtis Bay Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., Crescent Towing and Salvage Co., CRESCENT TOWING & SALVAGE CO INC