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CHESAPEAKE (1926)
Pictured as: the Helen B. Moran (Moran Towing) Great Lakes Historical Collection

Built in 1926, by A. C. Brown and Son of Tottenville, New York as the Chesapeake for the Chesapeake Lighterage and Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1944, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where initially the tug retained her name.

In 1944, the Moran Towing Company renamed the tug as the Helen B. Moran.

In 1959, she was scrapped. The tug was single screw, rated at 300 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CHESAPEAKE (1926)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2261630
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: A.C.BROWN
  • Year Built: 1926
  • Length: 80.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.5
  • Hull Breadth: 21.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 118
  • Net Tonnage: 80
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Chesapeake, Helen B. Moran
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Chesapeake Lighterage and Towing Co., Moran Towing Co.