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H.C. JEFFERSON
Pictured as: the H.C. Jefferson (Curtis Bay Towing) Photo courtesy of: Dave Boone

Built in 1937, by the Pusey and Jones Corporation of Wilmington, Delaware (hull #434/1066) as the H.C. Jefferson for the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland.

In 1958, the company became an affiliate of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

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

In 1991, the tug was renamed as the J.R. Martin. Where she was sunk as an artificial reef off of the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,600 horsepower.
(Dave Boone)


  • Vessel Name: H.C. JEFFERSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 235788
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 434/1066
  • Ship Builder: Pusey and Jones
  • Year Built: 1937
  • Length: 88.7
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 13.4
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 204
  • Net Tonnage: 139
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    H.C. Jefferson, H. C. JEFFERSON, J.R. Martin
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Curtis Bay Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., GLENBURNIE CURTIS BAY CO.