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GRACE McALLISTER (1968)
Photo by: Tim Bell

Built in 1968, by the Dravo Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (hull #5149) as the Grace McAllister for the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York.

In 2018, the tug was "laid up" at McAllister Towing and Transportation's yard in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2019, she was reefed off of the South Carolina coastline. As part of an artificial reef program.

Powered by a single, EMD 16-645-E5 diesel engine. With a Falk reduction gear, at a ratio of 5.741:1. She was a single screw tug, fitted with a kort nozzle and a flanking rudder. For a rated 3,200 horsepower.

Her capacities were 61,643 gallons of fuel oil, 489 gallons of lube oil, and 4,884 gallons of potable water. She was outfitted with three fire stations, rated at 500 Gallons Per Minute, and one fire monitor.


  • Vessel Name: GRACE McALLISTER (1968)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 515673
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6823040
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD5173
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 5149
  • Ship Builder: DRAVO CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 106.2
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 292
  • Net Tonnage: 83
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Grace McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    MCALLISTER TOWING AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY INC