Category:Ambes (tugboat, 1944)

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Type Tugboat
Built by J.K. year Welding Co. Brooklin, N.Y. (United States).
Completion date
Length overall 24.7 m (27 yd)
Beam 7 m (22.9 ft)
Draft 2.6 m (102.3 ″)
Gross tonnage 136.13
Main engine Diesel Engine Company and Foundry Co, DMG type 38, 4-stroke, eight cylinder, 700 hp, 350 rev / min. 875 hp(1960)
Speed 10 knots


Tugboat.Owner: US Army.
Name: ST 490
Flag: United States of America US

Owner: Port of Le Havre.
Flag: France France

Owner: URO - Union des Remorqueurs de l'Océan.
Port of registry: Bordeaux
Registration: 72681
Callsign: TOXB

Operating with the loaded American Liberty ship "Lipari" to the jetty Trompeloup with 6,000 tons of miscellaneous equipment, capsized and sank immediately, killing three victims. The boss Mr. Houris, and three sailors succeeded in reaching the shore by swimming, but the other three sailors, MM Lesbas, Proster and Ferlut, were swallowed up by the boat..

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