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BUCHANAN 12
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1972, by Halter Marine Services Incorporated of Lockport, Louisiana as the Buchanan 12 for Buchanan Marine Limited Partnership Incorporated of New Haven, Connecticut.

In 2005, she was re powered with two, eight cylinder, EMD diesel engines. The work was performed at Derektor Shipyard Incorporated in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BUCHANAN 12
  • USCG Doc. No.: 544868
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 86.5
  • Hailing Port: BOSTON, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 238
  • Net Tonnage: 162
  • Owner:
    BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP

    FARMINGTON, CT 06032
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP, BUCHANAN TRUST NUMBER 183 FOR THE BENEFIT OF BUCHANAN MARINE LP