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CATHERINE
Pictured as: the Buchanan 3 (Buchanan Marine Partnership) Photo by: Paul Strubeck

Built in 1969, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Oyster Bay, New York as a fireboat for the Fire Department of New York of New York, New York.

In 1969, the vessel was deemed to small for the Fire Department of New York's needs. The hull was acquired by the Bronx Towing Line Incorporated of New York, New York. Where she was named as the Catherine.

The tug was later acquired by the Buchanan Marine Partnership Limited Incorporated of New Haven, Connecticut. Where she was renamed as the Buchanan 3.

In 2012, she was phased out of active service. And, the tug was "laid up" at Oyster Bay, New York. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.
(Captain Christopher Roehrig, Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: CATHERINE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 280898
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8992546
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2492
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD, INC
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 79.2
  • Hull Depth: 7.2
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 112
  • Net Tonnage: 76
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Catherine, BUCHANAN 3
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Fire Department of New York, Bronx Towing Line Inc., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR., A P FRANZ JR.