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VULCAN III
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1958, by Blount Marine Incorporated of Warren, Rhode Island (hull #48) as the Bethtug III for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

In 1997, the tug was acquired Derrick Marine Incorporated of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Where she was renamed as the Vulcan III.

Powered by two, Detroit 6-110 diesel engines. With an Allison 4.5-1 transmission, turning two, 50(in) by 38(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: VULCAN III
  • USCG Doc. No.: 277135
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB8176
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 48
  • Ship Builder: Blount Marine Incorporated
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Length: 56.7
  • Hailing Port: PERTH AMBOY, NJ.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 17.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 57
  • Net Tonnage: 38
  • Owner:
    DERRICK MARINE INC
    2505 WOODBRIDGE AVENUE 50M
    EDISON, NJ 08817
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Bethtug III
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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