USS WST-1

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Career
Name: USS WST-1
Builder: Adams & Company, Berrys Bay, Sydney, Australia
Launched: 1945
Fate: ran aground on 27 July 1945.
General characteristics
Type: Salvage tug
Displacement: 325 tons
Complement: 12

USS WST-1 was a 325 ton salvage tug of the United States Navy during World War II.

She was built by Adams & Company, Berrys Bay, Sydney, Australia for the United States Navy in 1945. While travelling up the east coast of Australia, she ran aground on rocks off Susan Gilmore Beach, Newcastle in heavy fog on 27 July 1945 and was holed. Captain W. F. Martin and the eleven crew were rescued.[1]

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