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NELL
Pictured as: the Nell (Amherst-Madison) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1964, by the Nashville Bridge Company of Nashville, Tennessee as the Nell for the Industry Terminal and Salvage Company of Industry, Pennsylvania.

The tug was then acquired by the Madison Coal and Supply Company of Charleston, West Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2010, the Madison Coal and Supply Company, become Amherst Madison Incorporated of Charleston, West Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

Repowered in 1989. She is driven by two Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,400 horsepower.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: NELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0294045
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WO9023
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: NASHVILLE BRIDGE COMPANY
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Length: 72.8
  • Hailing Port: CHARLESTON, WV.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 116
  • Net Tonnage: 79
  • Owner:
    AMHERST MADISON INC
    2 PORT AMHERST DRIVE
    CHARLESTON, WV 25306
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    INDUSTRY TERMINAL & SALVAGE CO., MADISON COAL AND SUPPLY COMPANY INC, AMHERST MADISON INC