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Built in 2007, by Thoma-Sea Boat Builders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #129) as the Tuckahoe for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

She was the sixth Patapsco class tug designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana. And constructed by Thoma-Sea Boat Builders for the Vane Brothers Company.

Named for Tuckahoe Creek, which is a 21.5 mile long tributary of the Choptank River on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Upstream of Hillsboro, it forms the boundary between Caroline County and Queen Anne's County, passing through Tuckahoe State Park, and dividing the small towns of Queen Anne and Hillsboro. Downstream of Hillsboro, it forms the boundary between Caroline County and Talbot County, before flowing into the Choptank.

Two miles south of Queen Anne, east of where Tapper's Corner Road ends at Lewistown Road, a creek flows into the Tuckahoe at the birthplace of Frederick Douglass.

In 2021, the tug was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Baltimore, Maryland.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF-872 reduction gears. Turning two, 97(in), fixed pitch, propellers. Mounted in CNF, Type 37, kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service is provided by two, 72kW, Caterpillar 3054T generator sets. Her capacities are 89,910 gallons of fuel oil, and 8,816 of potable water.

Her towing gear consists of an INTERcon, double drum, towing winch. Driven by a dedicated John Deere diesel engine.

  • Vessel Name: TUCKAHOE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1199143
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9452713
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD9657
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 129
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Length: 94.8
  • Hailing Port: BALTIMORE, MD.
  • Hull Depth: 14.3
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Previous Vessel Owners: