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IOWA
Photo by: Isaac Pennock

Built in 1915, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #35) as the Iowa for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1951, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by a single Cleveland 12-278 diesel engine. With a Farrel-Birmingham
reduction gear, at a ratio of 4.233:1. Turning one, 102(in) by 87(in), three bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propeller. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,050 horsepower.

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


  • Vessel Name: IOWA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 213566
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH7603
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 35
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    IOWA