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M. MORAN (1919)

Built in 1919, by Burger Boat of Manitowic, Wisconsin (hull #28) as the Retriever for the United States Shipping Board.

In 1920, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as M. Moran.

In 1925, the Moran Towing Company renamed the tug as the Alice M. Moran.

In 1953, she was scrapped. The tug was single screw, rated at 750 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: M. MORAN (1919)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 218906
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 28
  • Ship Builder: BURGER BOAT
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Length: 95
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 12.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 176
  • Net Tonnage: 29
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Retriever, M. Moran, Alice M. Moran
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Shipping Board, Moran Towing Co.,