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FRANCES TURECAMO
Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1957, by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #376) as the Frances Turecamo for Turecamo Maritime.

In 1998, Turecamo Maritime was acquired by Moran Towing Corporation where the Frances Turecamo retained her name.

She was eventually retired, and the tug was acquired by an individual, private owner named Steven Tureman where she was restored to her original wood grain paint scheme. Although, legal issues ensued and the tug was eventually placed into the care of the North River Tugboat Museum.

She is a single screw tug rated at 1,640 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FRANCES TURECAMO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 275588
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5119246
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WJ7103
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 376
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 84.8
  • Hailing Port: HALFMOON, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Owner:
    STEVE C TRUEMAN
    29 OVERHILL LANE
    WARWICK, NY 10990
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION, STEVEN C TRUEMAN, JOSEPH ZENOVIC III