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COLONEL (1973)
Pictured as the Navigator (Gateway Towing) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1973, by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #452) as the Texaco Fuel Chief for Texaco Marine of Port Arthur, Texas.

In 1990, the oil companies sought to remove their names from any vessels moving petroleum products and the tug was renamed as the Star Fuel Chief.

In 1994, when Texaco Marine was dissolved the tug was acquired by Dann Ocean Towing of Tampa, Florida where she was renamed as the Colonel.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Gateway Towing of New Haven, Connecticut where she was renamed as the Navigator.

Powered by two General Motors Corporation diesel engines, she is a twin screw model bow ABS International Loadline, A1 Maltese Cross Towing certified tug rated at 4,600 horsepower.
(Carel Boone)


  • Vessel Name: COLONEL (1973)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 550277
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7326350
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE7302
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 452
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD, INC.
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 109.2
  • Hailing Port: PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 296
  • Net Tonnage: 201
  • Owner:
    G T 108 INC
    2711 CENTERVILLE RD STE 400
    WILMINGTON, DE 19808
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Texaco Fuel Chief, Star Fuel Chief, Colonel
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Texaco Marine, Dann Ocean Towing