Mariner II Tug - Mary St. Phillip
26° 13.353' N
80° 03.189' W
May 01, 1993
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Launched: December 1943, originally built for the US. Army as a tug by the Jakobson Shipyard at Oyster Bay, New York.
The service record of LT‐6 is unclear. It’s likely she participated in some capacity during World War II, as several of her sister ships, including LT‐5, reportedly served in "Operation Mulberry,” which was the construction of two artificial harbors during June 6-14, 1944, in conjunction with ”Operation Overlord,” better known as the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
Major Ocea L. Ferris - LT‐6 (1943)
Captain Eric J. Newman
Mary St. Phillip
The tug Mary St. Phillip and a 120-foot long barge comprise the Mariner II artificial reef site off Broward County, and are therefore known locally as the Mariner II Tug and Mariner II Barge.
The Mariner II Tug rests approximately 400 feet to the north of the Rodeo 25, and 800 feet south of the Mariner II Barge, which is just offshore of the freighter Union Express.