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Built in 1912, by T.S. Marvel Shipbuilding of Newburgh, New York (hull #214) as the New York Central No. 20 for the New York Central Railroad Company of New York, New York.

She was later acquired by Marine Contracting Incorporated of Charleston, South Carolina. Where she was renamed as the Charleston.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1993, she was converted for use as a yacht.

In 2012, she was reefed off of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck)

  • Vessel Name: CHARLESTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0210749
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WY3946
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 214
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Length: 80.3
  • Hailing Port: CHARLESTON, SC.
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 21.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 148
  • Net Tonnage: 100
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    New York Central No. 20, CHARLESTON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    New York Central Railroad Co., Marine Contracting Inc., McAllister Bros. Towing Co., MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANS CO INC