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KALEEN McALLISTER (1919)

Built in 1919, by Whitney Brothers of Superior, Wisconsin (hull #2044) as the Kaleen for the United States Shipping Board.

Towards the end of the World War I, contracts were placed for over one thousand wooden ships, tugs and barges. However, most of the contracts were cancelled and only five hundred and eighty-nine ships were completed. Most of the units completed were tugs.

The tug was acquired by the Southern Transportation Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where she retained her name.

In 1947, she was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Kaleen McAllister.

In 1950, the tug was placed out of service. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 850 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: KALEEN McALLISTER (1919)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 219175
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2044
  • Ship Builder: Whitney Bros. Co.
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Length: 142.0
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 14.8
  • Hull Breadth: 27.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 427
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Kaleen, Kaleen McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Shipping Board, Southern Transportation Co., McAllister Brothers Towing Co.