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PETER CAHILL

Built in 1872, by John H. Dialogue and Sons of Camden, New Jersey (hull #166) as the Major.

In 1889, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the Oceanic.

In 1898, she was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug was renamed as the Peter Cahill.

In 1904, the tug was scrapped. She was single screw, rated at 64 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PETER CAHILL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 090444
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: 166
  • Ship Builder: John H. Dialogue and Sons
  • Year Built: 1872
  • Length: 93.5
  • Hull Depth: 8.3
  • Hull Breadth: 20.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 100
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Major, Oceanic, Peter Cahill
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Moran Towing Co.