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DORY BARKER (1974)
Pictured as: the Chetta (RDA Construction) Photo by: Nate Lopez

Built in 1974, by Terrebonne Shipbuilding of Houma, Louisiana (hull #4) as the Bronx 7 for the Bronx Towing Line Incorporated of New York, New York.

The tug was later acquired by the Hudson River Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the H.R. 7.

She was then acquired by Creek Towing Limited of Middle Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Dory Barker.

The tug was eventually sold. Where she was renamed as the Steven F. O'Hara.

In 1997, the tug was then acquired by Buchanan Marine Limited of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Barker Girls.

In 2005, she was acquired by Acushnet Marine Incorporated of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the McDevitt Girls.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the RDA Construction Group of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Chetta. She is no longer listed in documentation. The tug was twin screw, rated at 1,350 horsepower.
(Captain Christopher Roehrig)


  • Vessel Name: DORY BARKER (1974)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 559714
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8991683
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYT8901
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 4
  • Ship Builder: TERREBONNE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 64
  • Hailing Port: BOSTON, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 79
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Bronx 7, HR 7, DORY BARKER, STEVEN F. O'HARA, BARKER GIRLS, MCDEVITT GIRLS, CHETTA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bronx Towing Line Inc., Hudson River Towing Co., Creek Towing Ltd., Buchanan Marine LP., ACUSHNET MARINE INC, RDA CONSTRUCTION CORP, RDA CONSTRUCTION CORP