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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Buttercup

Other name(s): Albatros; U.S.S. Chatot

Ship owner: Ford Motor Co.; U.S. Navy; U.S. Shipping Board; U.S. War Shipping Adm.; U.S.S.R.

Ship builder: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Co., Elizabeth, New Jersey

Year ship built: 1919

Year engine built: 1919

Final disposition: Not reported since 1959, U. S. S. R.


Sold Russian after World War II (May 11, 1949).


b) U.S.S. Chatot (ATO. 167)

c) Albatros (1945)


1) U.S. Shipping Board

2) Ford Motor Co.

3) U.S. War Shipping Adm.

4) U.S. Navy

5) U.S.S.R.

Registry number: US. 218243

Hull number: 2131

Vessel type: Sea-going Tug

Height: 14.8 ft.

Width: 27.7 ft.

Length: 142 ft.

Stroke length: 30 in.

Gross tonnage: 422

Net tonnage: 234

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Triple expansion

Piston 1: 17 in.

Piston 2: 25 in.

Piston 3: 43 in.

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