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Monte Branco

The Portuguese oceangoing tug Monte Branco, 44,25m/ 613,32gt/ 13knots/ 1.875HP/ diesel electric single propeller; 09/03/1942 completed by Levingston Shipbuilding Co., Orange, Texas, for US Navy as BAT-3 (ATA-128), also named USS CAADO, however destined for lend-lease to Great Britain; 15/06/1942 commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMRT FAVOURITE (W119); 27/03/1946 returned to the US Navy; 1946 SUSAN A. MORAN, Moran Towing Corporation and late same year renamed EUGENE A. MORAN; 1947 MONSANTO, Companhia Colonial de Navegação, Lisbon; 1975 MONTE BRANCO, Rebosado - Rebocadores Fluviais do Sado, Setubal; 1993 laid up and later sold for breaking up at Setubal. 28/07/1949 she took part in the salvage of the Portuguese motor-vessel ALEXANDRE SILVA, stranded at Miramar, three miles south Douro bar.
Seen inbound Leixões 1969.

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