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J. RICH STEERS

Built in 1899, by Peter L. Colon of Jersey City, New Jersey as the John Fleming for the Steers Sand and Gravel Company of New York, New York.

In 1909, the Steers Sand and Gravel Company renamed the tug was the J. Rich Steers.

In 1936, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1938, the tug was acquired by an individual named James Hughes. Where she was renamed as the Dillon Girls.

In 1944, she was lost. The tug was single screw, rated at 700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: J. RICH STEERS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 077400
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: Peter L. Colon
  • Year Built: 1899
  • Length: 97.1
  • Hull Depth: 10.3
  • Hull Breadth: 24.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 164
  • Net Tonnage: 111
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    John Fleming, J. Rich Steers, Dillon Girls
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Steers Sand and Gravel, Co., Steers Sand and Gravel, Co., Moran Towing Co., James Hughes