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ROGER

Built in 1913, by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin (hull #56) as the Conrad Starke for the Milwaukee Tug Boat Line Incorporated of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In 1945, the tug was acquired by the Clark's Super Gas Company Incorporated of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1947, she was acquired by the Petco Corporation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Where the tug was renamed as the Roger.

In 1953, the tug was acquired by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where she retained her name.

In 1973, she was scrapped.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp)


  • Vessel Name: ROGER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 211105
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 56
  • Ship Builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1913
  • Length: 82
  • Hull Depth: 13.1
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 153
  • Net Tonnage: 104
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Conrad Starke, Roger
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Milwaukee Tug Boat Line Inc., Clark’s Super Gas Co., Petco Corp., Great Lakes Towing Co.