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CROW
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1963, by Ira S. Bushey and Sons Incorporated of Brooklyn, New York (hull #627) as the Crow for Ira S. Bushey and Sons Incorporated of New York, New York.

In 1963, the tug was acquired by the Red Star Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she retained her name.

In 1977, the Red Star Towing Company was acquired by the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation of New York, New York. To form the Spentonbush-Red Star Companies of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, the Spentonbush-Red Star Companies were acquired the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation of New York, New York. Establishing the Amerada Hess Oil Corporation's marine division. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1998, she was acquired by Empire Harbor Marine Incorporated of Albany, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2005, the Empire Harbor Marine Company became the Port Albany Ventures Company of Albany, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2009, Port Albany Ventures was acquired by the DonJon Marine Company Incorporated of Hillside, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2012, the tug was phased out of service and was "laid up" at the DonJon Marine Company's yard in Newark, New Jersey.

In 2015, she was scrapped. Powered by a single Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: CROW
  • USCG Doc. No.: 290907
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8842014
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WI9499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 627
  • Ship Builder: IRA S BUSHEY & SONS INC
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 85.8
  • Hull Depth: 12.6
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CROW
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Red Star Towing Co. Inc., Spentonbush-Red Star Co., Amerada Hess Oil Corp., PORT ALBANY VENTURES LLC, EMPIRE HARBOR MARINE INC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC, DMC MARINE LLC