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MISSISSIPPI
Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1916, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #42) as the Mississippi for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1957, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by one 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: MISSISSIPPI
  • USCG Doc. No.: 214556
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WJ4952
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 42
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MISSISSIPPI