Built in 1967, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #174) as the Gulf Duke for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.
In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1979, the tug was acquired by the Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York. Where she retained her name.
In 1979, the Reinauer Transportation Companies renamed the tug as the Stephen Scott. And, she was outfitted with an upper wheelhouse.
In 2017, her upper wheelhouse was removed. And, she was reassigned to ship assist duties with the Reinauer Transportation Companies subsidy, the Boston Towing and Transportation Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she retained her name.
In 2021, the tug was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Boston Towing and Transportation's yard in East Boston, Massachusetts.
Originally powered by two, Caterpillar D398TA diesel engines. In 1995, the tug was re powered with two, Caterpillar 3516 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears. Turning two, 88(in) by 72(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,400 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, John Deere generator sets. The tug's capacities are 38,000 gallons of fuel, 1,210 gallons of lube oil, and 1,400 gallons of fresh water.
The towing equipment consists of a single drum, Almon Johnson towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000 (ft) of 2(in) towing wire.
(Captain Eric Takakjian)