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HUNT GIRLS
Photo by: John Skelson

Built in 1983, by Coastal Pilot Incorporated of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. As the Capt. Ben for SeaBoats Incorporated of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

While under the ownership of SeaBoats, the Capt. Ben was used for the Kevin Costner film "Thirteen Days. A film that depicted the Cuban Missile Crisis. Filming required tugs to tow the Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. to a site off of the Rhode Island Coast for filming. SeaBoats was contracted for the move.

The tugs Capt. Ben and the Carl Ray, now both owned by Hunt Marine. Towed the Destroyer off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island for a week, while filming was underway with a crew of cadet extras from the Marine Maritime Academy was. Through computer graphics technology, the tow lines extending between our tugs and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. were "erased," but the wakes are faintly visible if you pay close attention to the movie.

In 2006, she was acquired by Hunt Marine of Narragansett, Rhode Island where she was renamed as the Hunt Girls.

She is a twin screw tug rated at 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: HUNT GIRLS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 657666
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD4526
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: COASTAL PILOT INC
  • Year Built: 1983
  • Length: 67.1
  • Hailing Port: NARRAGANSETT, RI.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 73
  • Net Tonnage: 49
  • Owner:
    HUNT MARINE I LLC
    25 BURNSIDE AVE
    PO BOX 3354
    NARRAGANSETT, RI 02882
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Capt Ben
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SEABOATS INC