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FLORIDA

Built in 1926, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #55) as the Florida for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1983, the tug was chartered out. Where she was renamed as the Pinellas.

In 1984, she was returned to the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where the tug was renamed Florida.

In 1955, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by a single, EMD 12-567C diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,350 horsepower.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp)


  • Vessel Name: FLORIDA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 225822
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WK5561
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 55
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Florida, Pinellas, FLORIDA