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JAMES McALLISTER (1930)
Pictured as: the Constant (Gerald M. Voynik) Photo by: Dirk Septer

Built in 1930, by Kensington Shipyard of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the Van Dyke 4 for the Atlantic Refining Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1953, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the James McAllister.

In 1977, she was acquired by the Hayes Tug and Launch Company of Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Where the tug was renamed the Big Shot.

In 2004, she was acquired by an individual named Gerald M. Voynik. Where the tug was renamed as the Constant.

However, the tug is no longer listed in documentation. Repowered in 1957, she was a single screw tug. Rated at 1,080 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JAMES McALLISTER (1930)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 229399
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5169045
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WB4118
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: KENSINGTON SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Length: 92.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 21.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 134
  • Net Tonnage: 91
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Van Dyke 4, James McAllister, BIG SHOT, CONSTANT
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Atlantic Refining Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co, Rabbit Run Towing Co (Hayes Tug and Launch Co.), GERALD M VOYNIK