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MATT TURECAMO

Built in 1943, by George S. Lawley and Sons of Neponset, Massachusetts (hull #1302) as the DPC 14 for the United States Army.

The tug was later redesignated as the WSA 1 .

In the late 1940's the tug was sold and renamed as the Frank W. Spencer .

She was eventually acquired by Turecamo Maritime where she was renamed as the Matt Turecamo . However, the tug was reefed off of the New Jersey coast in 1996.


  • Vessel Name: MATT TURECAMO
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1302
  • Ship Builder: GEORGE LAWLEY & SONS
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 86
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DPC 14, WSA 1, Frank W. Spencer, Matt Turecamo
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Turecamo Maritime