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POCAHONTAS

Built in 1908, by the Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the S.O. Co. No. 15 for the Standard Oil Company of New York, New York.

In 1915, the marine department of the company was reorganized as the Standard Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the S.T. Co. No. 15.

In 1918, the marine department of Standard Company was reorganized as the Socony Mobil Oil Company Incorporated of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Socony 15.

In 1932, the tug was transferred to the ownership of the Socony Vacuum Oil Company of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1932, she was then acquired by the Avondale Towing Line of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Maurice Tracy.

In 1958, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company subsidiary, the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug was renamed as the Pocahontas.

In 1959, the tug was acquired by the Thomas Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

She is no longer listed in any documentation. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. The tug was single screw, rated at 500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: POCAHONTAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0117220
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Co.
  • Year Built: 1903
  • Length: 91.0
  • Hull Depth: 9.4
  • Hull Breadth: 22.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 164
  • Net Tonnage: 111
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    S.O. Co. No. 15, S.T. Co. No. 15, Socony 15, Maurice Tracy, Pocahontas
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Standard Oil Co., Standard Transportation Co., Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Socony Mobil Oil Co., Avondale Towing Line Inc., Curtis Bay Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., Thomas Transportation Co.