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JOSEPH H. MORAN (1881)

Built in 1881, at Brooklyn, New York as the Ivanhoe.

The tug was then acquired by the New York Central Lightering Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the N.Y. Centl. Ltg. Co. No. 8.

She was later transferred to the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Railroad Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the New York Central No. 8.

The tug was eventually acquired by the Hudson Towboat Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the A.W. Sherman.

In 1918, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Joseph H. Moran.

In 1925, the tug was acquired by and individual named Joseph J. Flannery. Where the tug retained her name.

She is no longer in documentation. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. The tug was single screw, rated at 250 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JOSEPH H. MORAN (1881)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 100272
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Year Built: 1881
  • Length: 94.2
  • Hull Depth: 9.9
  • Hull Breadth: 20.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 107
  • Net Tonnage: 73
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Ivanhoe, N.Y. Centl. Ltg. Co. No. 8, New York Central No. 8, A.W. Sherman, Joseph H. Moran
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    New York Central Lightering Co., New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Railroad Co., Hudson Towboat Co., Moran Towing Co., Joseph J. Flannery