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BUCHANAN 12
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1972, by Halter Marine Services of Lockport, Louisiana as the Buchanan 12 for Buchanan Marine of New Haven, Connecticut.

In 2005, she was re engineered with two EMD eight cylinder diesel engines at Derektor Shipyard in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She is a twin screw pushboat rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BUCHANAN 12
  • USCG Doc. No.: 544868
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE SERVICES
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 86.5
  • Hailing Port: BOSTON, MA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 238
  • Net Tonnage: 162
  • Owner:
    A P FRANZ JR.
    39A RT 28
    PO BOX 2102
    ORLEANS, MA 02653