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CHARLES D. McALLISTER
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1967, by Jacksonville Shipyard of Jacksonville, Florida as the Esso Garden State for the Esso Shipping Company of Wilmington Delaware.

In 1972, the Esso Shipping Company became Exxon Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware. Where the tug initially retained her name. However in 1973, the tug was renamed as the Exxon Garden State.

Although in 1985, the tug was renamed as the Exxon Bayou State. Where she was transferred to duties as an assist tug at the Exxon Shipping Company's Baton Rouge, Louisiana refinery.

In 1993, the Exxon Shipping Company merged with the Mobil Oil Corporation of New York, New York. To form SeaRiver Maritime of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the S/R Bayou State.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Charles D. McAllister.

Powered by two Caterpillar 12-D398 turbo diesel engines with Lufkin reduction gears at a ratio of 7.14:1 for a rated 1,800 horsepower. She is a twin screw tug, fitted kort nozzles and flanking rudders.

The tug's capacities are 26,670 gallons of fuel oil, 628 gallons of Lube Oil and 3,480 gallons of potable water.

She is also outfitted with two fire monitors rated at 1,500 Gallons Per Minute.
(Robert Silva, Auke Visser)


  • Vessel Name: CHARLES D. McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 510007
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6801418
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDB4383
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 646
  • Ship Builder: JACKSONVILLE SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 94
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 97
  • Owner:
    MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC
    17 BATTERY PLACE
    NEW YORK, NY 10004
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso Garden State, Exxon Garden State, EXXON BAYOU STATE, S/R Bayou State
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping Company, Exxon Shipping Company, SEARIVER MARITIME INC, MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC