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Thursday, 19 July 2018

United States Shipping Board ocean going single screw steam tug Baldridge


Delivered in February 1919 by Bethlehem Steel Company, Elizabethport, New Jersey, USA with hull number 2118 and O.N. 217536. In 1921 handed over to the US Coast Guard and renamed Kickapoo (pennant WAGL56) and finally sold in 1947. Steel-built. Gross tonnage 437 tons, net tonnage 203 tons) and as dimensions 141.3½ (between perpendiculars) x 26.6 (moulded) x 16.8 (moulded depth) x 14.6 (summer draught) feet. Machinery consisted of 1-800ihp triple expansion steam engine and 2 Scotch boilers. Call sign KEQG. Standard design 150 feet steel built ocean going tugs with as gross tonnage 437 tons, net tonnage 203 tons) and dimensions 141.3½ (between perpendiculars)-151.5 (over all) x 27.6 (moulded) x 16.8 (moulded depth) x 15.6 (draught) feet. The program was to consist of the Baldridge, Baldrock, Balshead, Ballcamp, Ballenas, Ballew, Barkhamstead, Barlow, Barrallton, Barranca, Barrenfork, Barryton, Butterfield, Buttercup, Barstow, Bartheny, Bartolome, Barwick, Basford, Pasque, Kamiakin, Klickitat, Waquioit, Sagamore, Wianno, Weanaumet, Nobska, Kittikas and Temkese.

Sources
Register of Ships Owned by United States Shipping Board dated 1 August 1920
Shipbuildinghistory.com