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DOROTHY ELIZABETH
Photo by: Michael Kmetz

Built in 1951, by Avondale Shipyards of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull # 357) as the Socony 11 for the Socony Vacum Oil Company of New York, New York.

In 1955, the company became the Socony Mobil Oil Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1963, the company was renamed as the Mobilgas Corporation. And, then as the Mobil Oil Corporation. Where the tug was renamed as the Mobil 11.

In 1985, she was acquired by the Gellatly Petroleum and Towing Corporation of Hopewell Junction, New York. Where she was renamed as the Christine Gellatly.

In 1989, the tug was then acquired by the Kosnac Floating Derrick Corporation of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Gotham.

In 2005, she was acquired by Vinik Marine Incorporated of Keyport, New Jersey. Where she was reamed as the Dorothy Elizabeth.

Named for owner Vinik Marine Incorporated founder, Mike Vinik's grandmother Dorothy Azzolino. After the acquisition by Vinik Marine. The company conducted extensive an extensive mechanical rebuild of the tug.

In 2009, the tug was acquired by the John Garner Marine Construction Company of Staten Island, New York. Where she was scrapped. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck, Michael Kmetz)


  • Vessel Name: DOROTHY ELIZABETH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 262682
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5238030
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3018
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 357
  • Ship Builder: AVONDALE MARINE WAYS, INC
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Length: 96.7
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 13
  • Hull Breadth: 25.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 95
  • Owner:
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Socony 11, Mobil 11, CHRISTINE GELLATLY, GOTHAM, DOROTHY ELIZABETH
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Socony Vacum Oil Co., Socony Mobil Oil Co., Mobilgas Corp., Mobil Oil Corp, Gellatly Petroleum and Towing Corp., KOSNAC FLOATING DERRICK CORP., MICHAEL A. VINIK