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RUSSELL 5
Pictured as: the New London (Thames Towboat) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1942, by Levingston Shipbuilding of Orange, Texas (hull #ST-30) as the ST-30 for the United States Army.

In 1947, she was acquired by the Russell Brothers Towing Company (Newtown Creek Towing Company) of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Russell 5.

In 1961, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1968, she was acquired by the Thames Towboat Company of New London, Connecticut. Where she was renamed as the New London.

In 2004, the tug was sold foreign. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: RUSSELL 5
  • USCG Doc. No.: 249572
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WS5176
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: ST-30
  • Ship Builder: LEVINGSTON SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Length: 68.9
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 93
  • Net Tonnage: 63
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ST-30, Russell 5, NEW LONDON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Russell Bros. Towing Co. (Newtown Creek Towing Co.), McAllister Bros. Towing Co., THAMES TOWBOAT COMPANY INC, THAMES TOWBOAT COMPANY INC