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Northwest Engineering, Green Bay WI

Most recent update: April 5, 2011.


Northwest Engineering Company was founded in 1917, by the Hartman-Greiling Company, of Chicago.  The yard shifted to manufacturing cranes in 1920 but built over 1000 small tugs for the Army in WWII.  It continued as a crane manufacturer until 1983, when it was taken over by Terex Corp.  It closed in 1990.

Hull # Original Name Original Owner Type USSB Design USSB Hull # GT Feet Delivery Disposition

WWI Construction

  SC 141 US Navy       135 110 Dec-17 Lost in collision 1917
  SC 142 US Navy       135 110 Oct-18 To France as C-43
  Cockamong   Tug     192   1918  
  Cocheco   Tug     192   1918  
  Toller   Tug     320   May-19 Later Thomas J. Howard, scrapped 1956
  Allouez   Tug     176   1919  
  Ashwaubemie   Tug     176   1919  
  Fort Howard   Tug     176   1919  
  Green Bay   Tug     176   1919  
  Pottawotamie   Tug     176   1919  
  Salem   Tug     176   1919  
  Suamico   Tug     176   1919  
  Tomah   Tug     176   1919  
  Charlottesville U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1036 1343 192 95 Nov-19 Later Piscataqua, Cockamong, Integrity 
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1036 1344 192 95 Nov-19  
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1076 1481       Cancelled
  Menominee U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035 2065 441 141 Nov-19 Sunk 1942
  Moositauka U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035  2066 441 141 Feb-20 Later Maoi, scuttled 1950 
  Toopi U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035  2067 441 141 Apr-20 Later Gypsum Queen, Nassau, Pemex XIV, deleted 1955
  Outagamie U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035 2068 441 141 1920 To US Army 194x as LT 54, later Outagamie, Sea Queen, scrapped 1954 
  Pylos U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035  2069 441 141 Apr-20 Later Mascoutin, Henry W Card, deleted 1959 
  Vallonia U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035  2070 441 141 Mar-20 Later Saukee, Trojan., scrapped 1948 
  Vanguard U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2071 177 95 1920 Later Dalzellace
  Sampson U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2072 177 95 1920 To USN 1926 as Choctaw (YT 114), sold 1937 as St George
  Mastiff U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2073 177 95 1920 Later Bouker No.4, Johnson City
  Guardian U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2074 177 95 1920 Later R. Granger Benson, Dalzellance
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1035 2795-2803 441 141   Cancelled
  Salem U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2804 177 95  1919 Later Eugene F. Moran, Susan A. Moran 
  Ashwaubemie U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2805 177 95  1919 Later Grace A. Barrett 
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2806 177 95  1919  
  Tomah U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2807 177 95  1919 Later Federal No. 1, Jupiter
  Green Bay U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2808 177 95  1919 Later Federal No. 2, Mercury
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2809 177 95  1919  
  Port Howard U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2810 177 95  1919 Later Richard J. Barrett 
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2811 177 95  1919  
    U. S. S. B. Harbor Tug 1086 2812-2815 177 95   Cancelled 

WWII Construction

    Customer Type Type Pennant #s # of Boats Feet Delivery Disposition
    US Army Tug GT 931-960 30 22 6/43-7/43  
    US Army Tug GT 961-1080 120 34 7/43-11/43  
    US Army Tug GT 1082-1276 195 32 8/43-3/44  
    US Army Tug GT 1606-1888 283 38 10/43-3/44  
    US Army Tug GT 1890-1980 91 38 10/43-3/44  
    US Army Tug GT 1889 1 42 1/44  
    US Army Tug GT 581-688 108 38 2/44-3/44  
    US Army Tug GU 2386-2595 210 42 5/44-9/44  
          Total 1,038