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CLEVELAND
Photo by: Paul Strubeck

Built in 2017, by the Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #6501) as the Cleveland for for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

The tug was the first of ten, Stan Tug 1907 ICE vessels constructed for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. By the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

The design is based off of the Damen Shipyards Group's Stan Tug 1907 ICE design. Part of her design includes extra hull pate thickness, brackets, and fendering, so that, true to her ICE designation, she can operate safely during ice season in the Great Lakes. Making the tug the first Damen tug built under licence in the United States.

She was also the fist tug in the Great Lakes Towing Fleet to be built to meet the United States Coast Guard's Subchapter M standards.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, MTU 8V 4000 diesel engines. Twin Disc MGX-5321 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.46:1. Turning two, 71(in), kaplan, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She isa twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 65kW, generator sets. The tug's capacities are 6,800 gallons of fuel, 292 gallons of lube oil, 271 gallons of dirty oil, 1,162 gallons of water.
(Paul Strubeck, Lisa Kolibabek)


  • Vessel Name: CLEVELAND
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1276710
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: GLS6501
  • Ship Builder: GREAT LAKES SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Length: 63.4
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 113
  • Net Tonnage: 90
  • Owner:
    THE GREAT LAKES TOWING COMPANY
    4500 DIVISION AVENUE
    CLEVELAND, OH
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    THE GREAT LAKES TOWING COMPANY