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CORAL SEA
Pictured as: the Donal G. McAllister (McAllister Towing) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1946, by Gulfport Shipbuilding of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #262) as the tug Coral Sea for the Petro and Cities Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

However, she was operated by the Interstate Oil Transportation Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until 1951. Servicing a charter for the Steuart Transportation Company of Piney Point, Maryland.

She was later acquired by the Valentine Oil Transfer Company of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1951, the tug was acquired by the Russell Brothers Towing Company (the Newtown Creek Towing Company) of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Russell 17.

In 1960, she was acquired by Dalzell Towing and Transportation (New Haven Transport Company) of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Dalzellatlas.

In 1965, Dalzell Towing was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Donal G. McAllister.

In 1968, she went out of documentation. And In 2003, the tug was scrapped. She was a single screw, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CORAL SEA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 024915000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 050857440
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA3895
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 262
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING GROUP
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Length: 95.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 136
  • Net Tonnage: 93
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Coral Sea, Russell 17, Dalzellatlas, Donal G. McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Petro and Cities Service Inc., Steuart Transportation Co., Valentine Oil Transfer Co., Russell Brothers Towing Co. (Newtown Creek Towing Co.), Dalzell Towing and Transportation Co. (New Haven Transport Co.), McAllister Bros. Towing Co.