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Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1953, by Higgins Industries Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #11645) for the United States Army.

In 1963, she was designated as the YTM 753 (Naugatuck) .

In 1975, the tug was acquired by the Eklof Marine Corporation of Staten Island, New York where she was renamed as the Norseman .

In 1998, she was acquired by Capt. Lee Towing of Harvey, Louisiana.

As of 2000, the tug was no longer in American Documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown.

She was powered by a 6 cylinder Fairbanks Morse Diesel engine turning a 16(in) by 20(in) wheel for a rated 1,200 horsepower.
(William Lafferty)

  • Vessel Name: NORSEMAN
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Hull Number: 11645
  • Ship Builder: Higgins Industries, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 101
  • Hull Depth: 12.6
  • Hull Breadth: 26.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 241
  • Net Tonnage: 164
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YTM 753 (Naugatuck), Norseman
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, United States Navy, Eklof Marine Corporation, Capt. Lee Towing