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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.

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:
    VANE LINE BUNKERING INC
    4925 FORT MIFFLIN ROAD
    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19153
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    L.J. BROUSSARD
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Canal Barge Co., VANE LINE BUNKERING INC