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ALEXANDER DUFF
Photo by: Captain Pat Folan

Built in 1981, by Brice Shipbuilding Incorporated of Chauvin, Louisiana (hull #1) as the the L.J. Broussard for the Canal Barge Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1994, she was acquired by the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Alexander Duff. Named for the company president's eldest son, Alexander Duff Hughes.

In 2018, the tug was acquired by Bay Freight Incorporated of Deltaville, Virginia. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins diesel engines. She is a square bow, twin screw, push boat. Rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ALEXANDER DUFF
  • USCG Doc. No.: 633594
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD9658
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: BRICE SHIPBUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 60.1
  • Hailing Port: BALTIMORE, MD.
  • Hull Depth: 8.4
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 81
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Owner:
    BAY FREIGHT INC
    745 LOVERS LANE
    DELTAVILLE, VA 23043
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    L.J. BROUSSARD, ALEXANDER DUFF
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Canal Barge Co., VANE LINE BUNKERING INC