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JOSEPH H. MORAN (1918)

Built in 1918, by Bethlehem Steel Company of Sparrows Point, Maryland (hull #171) as the Progress for the Bethlehem Steel Company Solomons Island, Maryland.

In 1926, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Joseph H. Moran.

In 1947, she was dismantled. The tug was single screw, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JOSEPH H. MORAN (1918)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 216839
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 171
  • Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, INC.
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Length: 125.3
  • Hull Depth: 13.7
  • Hull Breadth: 29.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 345
  • Net Tonnage: 157
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Progress, Joseph H. Moran
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bethlehem Steel Co., Moran Towing Co.