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Built in 1960, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania (hull #4078) as the Franklin Pierce for the Thomas Petroleum Transit Company of Butler, Pennsylvania.

In 1976, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the City of Pittsburgh.

In 2018, she was phased out of active service. And, was "laid up."

In 2020, the tug was acquired by Excell Marine Corporation of South Point, Ohio. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 16-567C-E2 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 3,200 horsepower.

  • USCG Doc. No.: 280927
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2658
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 4078
  • Ship Builder: Dravo Corporation
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Length: 138.2
  • Hailing Port: MOBILE, AL.
  • Hull Depth: 9.8
  • Hull Breadth: 34.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 514
  • Net Tonnage: 350
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Franklin Pierce
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Thomas Petroleum Transit Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP