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McCREWS
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1976, by the United States Coast Guard at the agency's construction yard in Curtis Bay of Baltimore, Maryland (hull #CG 41371) as the USCG 41371 for the United States Coast Guard.

Constructed as a USCG Utility Boat, or UTB. The design was a standard utility boat used by the United States Coast Guard for a variety of inshore missions. She was designed to operate under moderate weather and sea conditions where its speed and maneuverability made it an ideal platform.

The boats were welded with 5086 aluminum, with a molded fiberglass superstructure. Powered by twin Cummins Cummins VT-903M diesel engines, rated at 318 horsepower at 2,600 RPMs. With a 2:1 conventional shafts and propellers. For a rated 560 horsepower.

They were capable of light towing, and were originally fitted with demountable fire monitors, although most were removed.

The vessel was later acquired by the Chesapeake and Interstate Pilots of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Chesapeake. Where she was utilized as pilot launch.

She was eventually acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the McCrews. Where she is utilized for launch services in New York Harbor.

In 2016, she was acquired River Services of New Jersey Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • Vessel Name: McCREWS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1177921
  • Vessel Service: PASSENGER (INSPECTED)
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC7571
  • Hull Material: UNSPECIFIED
  • Hull Number: CG 41371
  • Ship Builder: UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 40.7
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 13.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 25
  • Net Tonnage: 20
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    USCG 41371, CHESAPEAKE, CHESAPEAKE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    UNITED STATES COAST GUARD, CHESAPEAKE AND INTERSTATE PILOTS ASSOCIATION, INC., CHESAPEAKE AND INTERSTATE PILOTS ASSOCIATION, INC., MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC