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JUSTINE McALLISTER (1951)
Photo by: Tom Turner

Built in 1951, by Gulfport Shipbuilding of Port Arthur, Texas as the Esso Tug No. 10 for the Esso Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1955, the Esso Shipping Company renamed the tug as the Esso Maine.

In 1968, she was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Justine McAllister.

In 2004, McAllister Towing and Transportation Company donated the tug to the State University of New York's Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Where she was renamed as the The Privateer.

The intention was to utilize her as a training tug. However the program eventually stalled, and tug was scrapped.

She was powered by a single, twelve cylinder, GM Cleveland diesel engine. The tug was a single screw, rated at 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JUSTINE McALLISTER (1951)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 262277
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5107865
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WD5627
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1951
  • Length: 96.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 10.8
  • Hull Breadth: 25.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 97
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso Tug No. 10, Esso Maine, Justine McAllister, The Privateer
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping Co., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO INC, STATE OF NY STATE UNIVERSITY OF NY MARITIME COLLEGE