YN-77

Registry and Rig Information

Name YN-77
Registry U.S.
Official Number U.S. NAVY
Rig Propeller

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 194.50
Width 37.00
Depth 13.50
Hull Material Wood

Vessel History

Rebuilds Canadian measures, 1954 (174.42 x 36.42 x 19.25; 861 gross - 549 registered). Tonnage change, 1970 (785 gross).
History Built as net tender for U.S. Navy. Reclassified on June 2, 1944; assigned to Pacific Fleet. From February 20-28, 1945, tended nets during invasion of Iwo Jima. From March 26-August 5, 1945, took part in invasion of Okinawa; assisted in shooting down several Japanese planes and seriously damaged a suicide motor boat. Decommissioned on March 1, 1946; transferred to U.S. Maritime Commission on May 7, 1947.Sold in July, 1954, to Canadian West Coast interests; crew from British Columbia took her from Great Lakes to Vancouver.

Build Information

Builder Barbour Boat Works
Place Built New Bern, NC
Date Built 1943-00-00

Source

Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
YN-77 (USS ABELE)1943-00-001944-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
AN-58 (USS ABELE)1944-00-001947-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
ABELE1947-00-001954-00-00CANADA173188
SUPERIOR STRAITS1954-00-00CANADA173188

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
U.S. Navy1943-00-001947-00-00U.S.U.S. NAVY
Great Lakes Lumber & Shipping Co., Ltd.1947-00-001954-00-00CANADA173188
Straits Towing Co., Ltd.1954-00-001970-00-00CANADA173188
P & B Towing, Ltd.1970-00-00CANADA173188