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MANHASSET BAY
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1969, by Diamond Manufacturing Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia (hull #311) as the Capt. Tom for Gallup Marine Incorporated of Wakefield, Rhode Island.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Salt Pond Marine Railway Incorporated of Wakefield, Rhode Island. Where she retained her name.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by Hunt Marine Incorporated of Narragansett, Rhode Island. Where she was renamed as the Victoria Rose Hunt.

In 2006, The tug later sank in Massachusetts Bay while handling anchors. Acushnet Marine Incorporated of Boston, Massachusetts. Acquired the tug while she was on the bottom.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Greater New York Marine Transportation Incorporated. Where she was renamed as the Capt. Tom.

In 2010, she was acquired by the H and L Towing Company of Port Jefferson, New York. Where she was renamed as the Manhasset Bay.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 380 horsepower.
(Captain Pat Folan)


  • Vessel Name: MANHASSET BAY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523746
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WY8239
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: M-311
  • Ship Builder: DIAMOND MANUFACTURING CO
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 59.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 7.2
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 64
  • Net Tonnage: 43
  • Owner:
    H & L TOWING INC
    15 NORTH COLUMBIA STREET
    PORT JEFFERSON, NY 11777
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CAPT. TOM, VICTORIA ROSE HUNT, CAPT. TOM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gallup Marine Inc., SALT POND MARINE RAILWAY, INC., HUNT MARINE LLC, Acushnet Towing Co., WHITE NEAR COASTAL TOWING CORP, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC, H & L TOWING INC