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B. FRANKLIN REINAUER
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2012, by SENESCO Marine of North Kingston, Rhode Island (hull #206) as the B. Franklin Reinauer for the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York.

She was the first FACETTUG II class tug designed by Robert Hill of Ocean Tug and barge Engineering for the Reinauer Transportation Companies. The tug is shorter in length and narrower in beam, than the previous class of FACETTUG tugs.

Powered by two MTU/DDC 16v4000 diesel engines rated 2,360 horsepower each. Turning at 1,800(rpms). With two Lufkin marine reverse, reduction gears. Turning two 104(in) stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. With pre constructed mounting headboxes, triple rudders, stocks, pintles, steering cylinders, rudder linkages, and stern strut tube and inlet stators. For a rated 4,000 horsepower.

The tug is also fitted with remote monitoring displaying Machinery Alarms systems, and monitoring systems that includes tank level alarms as well as automation for main engine start/stop operation. She is fitted with a ballast system for trimming, dewatering and partial fuel compensation. The Tug's machinery spaces are served by an FM-200 fixed chemical extinguishing system.

The tug is outfitted with a Beacon JAK 400 coupler system. With control cabinet and remote. For service with Reinauer Transportation's JAK equipped 60,000(bbl) barges and 80,000(bbl) barges.

Her electrical service is provided by three 99kW generators. Driven by John Deere 6068-T marine diesel engines. The tug is fitted with an additional emergency 65kW generator, driven by a John Deere 4045-T marine diesel engine.

Her deck machinery consists a 25 horsepower JonRie INTERtech capstan, with a control panel. And a SOLAS approved rescue boat, and SOLAS approved electro hydraulic davit.

She has an International paint coating in the tanks, accommodation spaces, and exterior. Accommodations include three single staterooms, and four double staterooms, galley and mess area and exercise room. Insulation includes spray on insulation as well as wall board insulation and sound dampening.
(Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering, Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: B. FRANKLIN REINAUER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1240836
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9653238
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG4684
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 206
  • Ship Builder: SENESCO
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 110
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 18
  • Hull Breadth: 33
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Owner:
    REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES LLC
    1983 RICHMOND TERRACE
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10302