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CHRIS E. LUEDTKE
Photo by: George Schneider

Built in 1936, by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin (hull #286) as the Manshipco for the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin

In 1980, the tug was acquired by the Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, Michigan. Where she was renamed as the Chris E. Luedtke.

In 2022, she was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Frankfort, Michigan.

She was a single screw tug, rated at 200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CHRIS E. LUEDTKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 235760
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYR2045
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 286
  • Ship Builder: Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Length: 43
  • Hailing Port: FRANKFORT, MI.
  • Hull Depth: 5
  • Hull Breadth: 12
  • Gross Tonnage: 18
  • Net Tonnage: 12
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Manshipco, CHRIS E. LUEDTKE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Luedtke Engineering Co.