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PRISCILLA J.
Photo by: Captain Bill VanVoorhis

Built in 1961, by the Equitable Equipment Company of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #1191) as the DC-6.

The tug was later acquired by the Bronx Towing Line Incorporated of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Bronx.

In 1977, she was acquired by Cianbro Equipment Incorporated of Pittsfield, Maine. Where the tug was renamed as the Priscilla J.

The tug was eventually acquired by the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois.

She was eventually acquired by Caribbean based interests. The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown.

The tug was powered by two, Caterpillar D 379 diesel engines. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,300 horsepower.
(Captain Bill VanVoorhis, Dave Boone)


  • Vessel Name: PRISCILLA J.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 284750
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WP8011
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1199
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT CO
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Length: 75
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DC-6, Bronx, PRISCILLA J.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bronx Towing Line Inc., CIANBRO CORPORATION, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co.