Allied Warships

USS Kiowa (AT 72)

Fleet tug of the Navajo class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeFleet tug
PennantAT 72 
Built byCharleston Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Apr 1941 
Laid down 
Launched2 Nov 1942 
Commissioned7 Jun 1943 
End service 

Redesignated a fleet ocean tug (ATF-72) on 15 May 1944
Decommissioned at an unknown date
Loaned to the Dominican Republic in 1972 being renamed Macorix (RM-21)
Stricken on 15 September 1979
Decommissioned by the Dominican Republic in 1986
Returned to the USN
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 12 December 1994


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