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RACHEL MARIE
Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1965, by Brown and Root Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #260).

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Henry Marine Services Incorporated of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Rachel Marie.

Named for Rachel Marie Henry, daughter of Julian Dorothy and Bob Henry. The founders of Henry Marine Service Incorporated.

In 1997, she was acquired by Island Towing and Salvage of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: RACHEL MARIE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5000360
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WV8857
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: M-260
  • Ship Builder: Brown & Root Inc.
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 42.9
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 5.4
  • Hull Breadth: 16.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 28
  • Net Tonnage: 19
  • Owner:
    ISLAND TOWING & SALVAGE INC
    1039 POST AVENUE
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10302
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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