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ANN McALLISTER
Pictured as: the Russell 18 (Russell Bros. Towing) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1941, by Equitable Equipment of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #139) as the Maj. George H. Harrell for the United States Army.

In 1948, the tug was redesigned as the George H. Harrell.

She was later sold and renamed as the Bergen.

She was eventually sold to Newtown Creek Towing (Russell Brothers Towing) of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Russell 18.

In 1961, she was acquired by McAllister Brothers Towing of New York, New York. Where initially the tug retained her name. However in 1963, she was renamed as the Ann McAllister.

In 1978, the tug went out of documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,050 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ANN McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 253593
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA2814
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 139
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Length: 75.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 134
  • Net Tonnage: 91
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MAJ. George J. Harrell, George H. Harrell, Bergen, Russell 18, Ann McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Newtown Creek Towing (Russell Brothers Towing), McAllister Bros. Towing