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Built in 1925, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #52) as the Washington for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1951, the tug was converted diesel electric propulsion. Powered by a single, Cleveland 12-278 diesel. With a Farrel-Birmingham reduction gear, at a ratio of 4.233:1 Turning one, 102(in) by 87(in), three bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propeller. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,050 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by one, Detroit Diesel 3-71 diesel generator set, and one shaft generator.
(Isaac Pennock, Will Van Dorp, Paul Strubeck)

  • Vessel Name: WASHINGTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 224791
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WH8580
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 52
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1925
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Previous Vessel Names: