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KATY
Photo by: John "Red" Bartlett

Originally constructed as a 20(ft) by 8(ft), unnamed, open steel work boat. Outfitted with a single, four cylinder Hercules diesel engine.

Between 1966, and the mid 1970's. The tug was acquired by John Bartlett of Mystic, Connecticut. Where he hauled the hull on his property in Mystic, Connecticut. Where he lengthened the deck of the tug approximately 12(ft), and widened by 4(ft). The tug was decked over, and fitted with a pilot house that was a piece of a boiler from one of Bartlett's decommissioned dereks. The renovated vessel was names as the Katy.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Thames Waterfront and Construction Company of New London, Connecticut. A division of the Thames Shipyard and Repair Company, the parent company of the Thames Towboat Company of New London, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.

The tug was outfitted with a single GM 6-71 Diesel engine. However, she was late re powered with a single V8-71 diesel engine.
(John "Red" Bartlett)


  • Vessel Name: KATY
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Length: 32
  • Hailing Port: NEW LONDON, CT.
  • Hull Depth: 12