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PETER MORAN (1939)

Built in 1939, by the Bethlehem Steel Company of Beaumont, Texas (hull #211) as the Peter Moran for the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York.

In 1940, the tug was acquired by the United States Navy. Where the tug was designated as the Donacona.

In 1940, the United States Navy redesignated the tug as the YN-39 (Donacona). And, Allocated to the 10th Naval District.

In 1942, the United States Navy redesignated the tug as the YNT-7 (Donacona).

In 1945, the United States Navy redesignated the tug as the YTM-732 (Donacona).

In 1946, she was struck from the Naval Register. And transferred to the United States Maritime Commission for sale or reuse.

In 1947, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Peter Moran.

In 1957, she acquired by James McWilliams of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug was renamed as the Sagamore.

In 1973, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Buck Allen.

In 1978, she was sold as the Charlie Mentz. The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. Powered by a single, General Motors diesel engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 750 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PETER MORAN (1939)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 238462
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WB2331
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 211
  • Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, INC.
  • Year Built: 1939
  • Length: 88.4
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 22.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 137
  • Net Tonnage: 60
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Peter Moran, Donacona, YN-39 (Donacona), YNT-7 (Donacona), YTM-732 (Donacona), Peter Moran, Sagamore, Buck Allen, CHARLIE MENTZ
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Moran Towing Co., United States Navy, Moran Towing Co., James McWilliams