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ARIZONA
Photo by: Rudi Rabe

Built in 1931, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #66) as the Arizona for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1966, he tug was outfitted with a hydraulic, elevating wheelhouse for barge service in and around the Chicago area. However, the modification was later removed.

In 1955, the tug was reconfigured to diesel propulsion with a single, EMD 12-567C diesel engine. With a Falk Reverse reduction gear, at a ratio of 2.98:1. Turning one, 84(in) by 80(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propeller, in a Kort nozzle. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,230 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Detroit Diesel 3-71 diesel generator sets.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp, Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: ARIZONA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 230656
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA2539
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 66
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1931
  • Length: 79
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ARIZONA