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M/T DUFF
Photo by: The Vane Brothers Company

Built in 1971, by Blount Marine Shipyard of Warren, Rhode Island (hull #165) as the Duff for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

Named for company president C. Duff Hughes. She entered service on September 9th, 1971. She was the first motor tanker commissioned by Vane Brothers. The 42,000 gallon (or 1,000 barrel) tanker expanded Vane Brother's light-oil fueling business.

In 2009, she was retired from service. And, acquired by the Maine Coastal Petroleum Company of Tenants Harbor, Maine. Where she retained her name.


  • Vessel Name: M/T DUFF
  • USCG Doc. No.: 535217
  • Vessel Service: TANK SHIP
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WYZ5478
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: VB-165
  • Ship Builder: BLOUNT MARINE CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Length: 58.2
  • Hailing Port: ROCKLAND, ME
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 20.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 73
  • Owner:
    O'NEAL & SONS INC
    P O BOX 295 29
    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RD
    TENANTS HARBOR, ME 04860
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    VANE BROTHERS COMPANY, THE VANE BROTHERS COMPANY