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Pictured as the Martha R. Ingram (Ingram Ocean) Photo: Neil Franklin

Built in 1971, by the Southern Shipbuilding Company of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #91) as the Martha R. Ingram for Ingram Ocean Systems Incorporated of Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1991, the tug was acquired by Maritrans Operating Partnership Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where she was to be renamed as the Discovery.

However, due to the costs incurred by the Maritrans Operating Partnership with the acquisition, and conversion of the Carole G. Ingram. Which became the Constitution Maritrans opted to scrap the tug in lieu of incurring the impending costs. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 11,000 horsepower.
(Neil Franklin)

  • Vessel Name: DISCOVERY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 533104
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 91
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Length: 129.1
  • Hull Depth: 28.8
  • Hull Breadth: 46.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 989
  • Net Tonnage: 672
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Martha R. Ingram, Discovery
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ingram Ocean Systems Inc., MARITRANS OPERATING PARTNERS L.P.