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ROBERT B. TURECAMO
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Built in 1953, by Levingston Shipyard of Orange, Texas (hull #506) as the Esso Tug No. 20 for Esso Shipping of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1955, she was renamed as the Esso Massachusetts.

In 1973, the tug was acquired by Exxon Shipping of Linden, New Jersey where she was renamed as the Exxon Massachusetts.

In 1980, she was acquired by White Stack Towing and Transportation Company (a Turecamo Maritime subsidiary) where she was renamed as the Robert B. Turecamo.

In 1998, Turecamo Maritime was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation where the tug retained her name.

In 2011, the tug was scrapped.

Originally powered by a single 2tew 16cyl GM Cleveland diesel engine, rated at 1,600 horsepower. In 1990, the tug was repowered with a single 2tew 16cyl Alco diesel engine. She is a single screw tug rated at 3,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ROBERT B. TURECAMO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 266400
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5107920
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD8626
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 506
  • Ship Builder: LEVINGSTON SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 99.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 12.1
  • Hull Breadth: 27.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4737
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Esso Tug No. 20, Esso Massachusetts, Exxon Massachusetts
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Esso Shipping, Exxon Shipping, White Stack Towing & Transportation Co, Turecamo Maritime