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TITLETOWN
Pictured as: the Titletown U.S.A. (Marquette Transportation) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1962, by the Nashville Bridge Company Nashville, Tennessee (hull #1494) as the Esso West Virginia for the Esso Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1972, the Esso Shipping Company became Exxon Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware. Where the tug initially retained her name.

In 1973, the Exxon Shipping Company renamed the tug as the Exxon West Virginia.

In 1983, she was acquired by Cargo Carriers Incorporated of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Where the tug was renamed as the Volunteer State.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Cristina Eckstein.

In 1997, the Marquette Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Titletown U.S.A. She was renamed to honor the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

In 2014, the Marquette Transportation Company renamed the tug as the Titletown.

In 2017, she was acquired by Argentinean interests. And, is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown.

Re powered in 1995, she was driven by two, EMD 16-645E5 diesel engines. With Western reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.5:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She was a twin screw towboat, rated at 5,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: TITLETOWN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 289724
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH7162
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1494
  • Ship Builder: Nashville Bridge Co.
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Length: 149.5
  • Hull Depth: 11.4
  • Hull Breadth: 48.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 919
  • Net Tonnage: 625
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso West Virginia, Exxon West Virginia, VOLUNTEER STATE, CRISTINA ECKSTEIN, M/V TITLETOWN U S A, TITLETOWN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping Co., Exxon Shipping Co., Cargo Carriers Inc., MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC