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Pictured as: the Yemitzes (Henry Marine Serviced) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1954, by RTC Shipbuilding Incorporated of Camden, New Jersey (hull #227) as the Philadelphia for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1968, the Pennsylvania Railroad merged with New York Central Railroad Company. To form the Pennsylvania Central Transportation Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1981, the tug was acquired by the Eastern Shore Railroad Company of Cape Charles, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Northampton.

In 1989, she was acquired by Yemitzis Shipping and Leasing Incorporated of Brooklyn, New York. Who converted the tug to a yacht, and renamed her as the Yemitzis.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Henry Marine Service Incorporated of Staten Island, New York. Where she retained her name. And continued to function as a yacht, however she will periodically be utilized in commercial work for Henry Marine.

In 2022, she was phased out of active service. And was "laid up" at Staten Island, New York.

In 2023, the tug was acquired by Enchanted Charters LLC. of Staten Island, New York. Where she was converted for use as a charter passenger vessel and renamed as the Kraken.

Originally powered by a single, Cleveland, 16-278A diesel electric engine. In 2007, she was re powered with a single Fairbanks Morse 38D 8 diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,600 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck)

  • Vessel Name: PHILADELPHIA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2688260
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 90894750
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD2918
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 227
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 105.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 14.2
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 272
  • Net Tonnage: 81
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Philadelphia, Northampton, Yemitzis
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Pennsylvania RR Co., Pennsylvania Central Transportation Co., Eastern Shore Railroad Co., YEMITZIS SHIPPING & LEASING INC., HENRY MARINE SERVICE INC