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DARING

Built in 1944, by Ackerman Boat of Newport Beach, California as the Daring for the United States Navy.

The tug was later acquired by McAllister Brothers Towing of New York, New York. Where she retained her name. And, the tug was transferred to the McAllister Towing subsidiary McAllister Towing Limited of Montreal.

In 1960, she was sold. Where she was renamed as the Anna Gore.

In 1971, the tug was acquired by Seaspan Marine Incorporated of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Where she was renamed as the Seaspan Daring.

In 1986, she was sold. Where she was renamed as the Daring I. However, the tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown.

Originally powered by a single, Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine, rated at 450 horsepower. The tug was repowered with a single, Caterpillar diesel engine, for a rated 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DARING
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5018492
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Ackerman Boat
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 96
  • Hailing Port: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 184
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Daring, Anna Gore, Seaspan Daring, Daring
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, McAllister Bros. Towing, Seaspan Marine