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TRITON
Pictured as: the Triton (Meyle Towing Company) Photo by: Scott Rickards

Built in 1889, by the Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (hull #319) as the Asa W. Hughes.

In 1952, she was acquired by the Independent Pier Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Where the tug was renamed as the Triton.

In 1983, the Meyle Towing Company was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, she was acquired by an individual named J.D. Broome of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Where the tug was renamed as the Navajo.

The tug was eventually acquired by the Service Welding and Shipbuilding Company of Lemont, Illinois. Where she was renamed as the Robin E.

In 2010, the Service Welding and Shipbuilding Company where the tug was renamed as the Denise E.

In 2011, she went out of documentation. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: TRITON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 106629
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WB3953
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 319
  • Ship Builder: NEAFIE & LEVY S&E BUILDING CO.
  • Year Built: 1889
  • Length: 84.8
  • Hailing Port: LEMONT, IL.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 19
  • Gross Tonnage: 123
  • Net Tonnage: 83
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Asa W. Hughes, Triton, Navajo, ROBIN E., DENISE E.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Meyle Towing Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., J.D. Broome, SERVICE WELDING & SHIPBUILDING LLC, SERVICE WELDING & SHIPBUILDING LLC