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Built in 1942, by Equitable Equipment of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #161) as the the H.G. DeBardeleben for the DeBardeleben Marine Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware.

The tug was later acquired by the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where the tug was renamed as the Cove Point.

In 1958, the Curtis Bay Towing Company was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. However, the Curtis Bay Towing Company operated as an affiliate of the Moran Towing Company. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1974, she was acquired by Jacksonville Shipyard Incorporated of Jacksonville, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the JAX I. The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: COVE POINT (1942)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2413540
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 161
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Length: 75.9
  • Hull Depth: 10.9
  • Hull Breadth: 23.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 136
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    H.G. DeBardeleben, JAX I
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    DeBardeleben Marine Corp., Cutis Bay Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., JACKSONVILLE SHIPYARDS INC