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Built in 2023, by Vessel Repair Inc., of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #PB53) as the Freedom for the Tennessee Valley Authority of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Powered by two, Tier IV compliant, Caterpillar 3512E diesel engines. With Twin Disc MGX-5600 reduction gears. Turning two, 58(in) by 85(in), five bladed, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated rated at 2,680 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 25,500 gallons of fuel, 325 gallons of hydraulic oil, 4,500 gallons of potable water, 20,300 gallons of fresh water, and 2,750 gallons of Diesel exhaust fluid.

  • Vessel Name: FREEDOM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1333590
  • Vessel Service: Towing Vessel
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDN6133
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Hull Number: PB53
  • Ship Builder: Vessel Repair Inc.
  • Year Built: 2023
  • Length: 100
  • Hailing Port: MUSCLE SHOALS, AL
  • Gross Tonnage: 397
  • Net Tonnage: 312