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BRISTOL

Built in 1914, by the Betlehem Steel Company of Port Richmond at Staten Island, New York (hull #636) as the Bristol for the Staples Transportation Company of New York, New York.

In 1947, the tug was acquired by the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1958, she was acquired by an individual named James McWilliams. The tug went out of documentation later that year. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BRISTOL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 212678
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 636
  • Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, INC.
  • Year Built: 1914
  • Length: 118.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 14.5
  • Hull Breadth: 24.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 284
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Bristol
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Staples Transportation Co., Bouchard Transportation Co., James McWilliams