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TENNESSEE

Built in 1917, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #43) as the Tennessee for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio.

In 1959, the tug was converted to diesel propulsion. Powered by a single, Cleveland 8-498 diesel engine. With a Falk Reverse Reduction gear, at a ratio of 4.0:1 Turning one, 102(in) by 74(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propeller in a Kort nozzle. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,400 horsepower.

(Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: TENNESSEE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 214797
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Call Sign: WC4017
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 43
  • Ship Builder: Great Lakes Towing Company
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Length: 81
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12.5
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66