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JEFFERSON
Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1940, by Levingston Shipbuilding Incorporated of Orange, Texas (hull #155) as the Dr. E. W. Brown for the Higman Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

The tug was later acquired Mar-K Towing of Panama City, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Jefferson.

Powered by a single, 12 cylinder, EMD 645 diesel engine, with a Falk reduction gear. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,550 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 3-71 diesel engines.


  • Vessel Name: JEFFERSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 240282
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5091286
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA4211
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 155
  • Ship Builder: Levingston Shipbuilding Inc.
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Length: 80
  • Hailing Port: PANAMA CITY, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 141
  • Net Tonnage: 68
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dr. E. W. Brown
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Higman Towing Co.