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MARION (1939)

Built in 1939, by Pusey and Jones of Wilmington, Delaware (hull #1073) as the Marion 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 1962, she was acquired by the Del-Mar-Va Oil Transportation Company of Salisbury, Maryland. Where the tug was renamed as the Russell Hogshire.

She is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 320 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARION (1939)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 239155
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1073
  • Ship Builder: Pusey and Jones
  • Year Built: 1939
  • Length: 68.4
  • Hull Depth: 7.5
  • Hull Breadth: 18.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 74
  • Net Tonnage: 50
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Marion, RUSSELL HOGSHIRE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Curtis Bay Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., Del-Mar-Va Oil Transportation Co.