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H.R. 8
Pictured as: the Connecticut (Gateway Towing Company) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1959, by the Equitable Equipment Company Incorporated of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #1161) as the Twin for the Bronx Towing Line Incorporated of New York, New York.

In 1983, the tug was acquired by the Hudson River Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the H.R. 8.

In 1987, she was acquired by Gateway Towing Company Incorporated of New Haven, Connecticut. Where the tug was renamed as the Connecticut.

In 2019, the tug was phased out of active service. And was "laid up" at New Haven, Connecticut.

In 2019, the tug was acquired by Tucker Roy Marine Towing and Salvage Incorporated of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,300 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: H.R. 8
  • USCG Doc. No.: 280334
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8993760
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD8139
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1161
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Length: 75.5
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Twin, H.R. 8., CONNECTICUT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bronx Towing Line Inc., Hudson River Towing Co., BENTLEY BOATS INC.