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U.S. GOHEEN

Built in 1943, by George Lawley and Son of Neponset, Massachusetts (hull #1296) as the DPC-9 for the United States Defense Plant Corporation.

In 1946, the tug was sold. And, renamed as the U.S. Goheen.

In 1958, the company became an affiliate of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1962, Wayland T. Coppedge Jr. of the White Stack Towing Company of Jacksonville, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the M.M. Coppedge II.

The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: U.S. GOHEEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 244066
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1296
  • Ship Builder: GEORGE LAWLEY & SON
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 81.1
  • Hull Depth: 9.8
  • Hull Breadth: 24.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DPC-9, U.S. Goheen, M.M. Coppedge II
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Defense Plant Corp., Curtis Bay Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., Florida Towing Co.