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CAPE HATTERAS
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1967, by the Gulfport Shipbuilding Corporation of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #686) as the Doris Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York.

In 1970, the tug was transferred to the Moran Towing Corporation's affiliate the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Cape Hatteras.

In 1988, the Curtis Bay Towing Company was absorbed into the Moran Towing Corporation. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPE HATTERAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 507813
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7035561
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WBK3237
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 686
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 102
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 13.1
  • Hull Breadth: 28.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 298
  • Net Tonnage: 9
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4737
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Doris Moran
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Moran Towing Co., Curtis Bay Towing Co., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION