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ANDREW McALLISTER (1967)

Built in 1967, by the Barker Barge Lines of Lockport, Louisiana as the Gulf Ace for the Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation of Houston, Texas.

In 1974, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Andrew McAllister.

In 1975, she was sold. Where she was renamed as the Polar Nomad.

In 1977, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Andrew McAllister.

In 1985, the tug sank after a collision near San Juan, Puerto Rico.
(Captain Eric Takakjian)


  • Vessel Name: ANDREW McALLISTER (1967)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 510945
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WB6800
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Barker Barge Lines
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 106
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 11.2
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 178
  • Net Tonnage: 121
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Ace, Andrew McAllister, Polar Nomad, Andrew McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf Fleet Western Inc., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co.