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EFFIE AFTON

Built in 1944, by St. Louis Ship of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #DPC 619) as the Mateur (DPC 619 ) for the United States Army.

In 1991, the tug was acquired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she was renamed as the Effie Afton .

The tug was eventually retired from service and was converted to a floating restaurant in Davenport, Louisiana.


  • Vessel Name: EFFIE AFTON
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: DPC 619
  • Ship Builder: ST. LOUIS SHIP
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mateur (DPC 619), Effie Afton
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers