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JAMES McALLISTER (1957)
Photo by: ShipJohn

Built in 1957, by the Bethlehem Steel Company of Staten Island, New York (hull #8516) as the Syracuse for the Syracuse Delaware Lackawana and Western Railroad Company of New York, New York.

In 1974, she was acquired by the Baker Whiteley Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Scandinavia.

In 1980, the Baker Whiteley Towing Company was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the James McAllister.

In 2010, the tug was retired from service. And, was eventually scrapped.

In 1981, she was repowered with a single GE 7FDL diesel engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 3,000 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck, Dave Boone, Captain Brian Fournier)


  • Vessel Name: JAMES McALLISTER (1957)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 273684
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7609855
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD5160
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 8516
  • Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, INC.
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 98.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 13.3
  • Hull Breadth: 26.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 252
  • Net Tonnage: 171
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Syracuse, Scandinavia, JAMES McALLISTER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Syracuse Delaware Lackawana & Western Railroad Co., Baker-Whiteley Towing Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC, MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC