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VICTORIA McALLISTER
Photo by: Rubi Rabe

Built in 1943, by Gibbs Gas Engine Company of Jacksonville, Florida as the YT-179 (Lone Wolf) for the United States Navy.

In 1948, she was sold and renamed as the Toro.

The tug was later acquired by New Haven Transport (Dalzell Towing) of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Dalzelleader.

When McAllsiter Towing of New York, New York acquired New Haven Transport, the tug was renamed as the Victoria McAllister.

The tug sank in 1988, and was later raised. However, she was scrapped in 1992.

She was a single screw tug rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: VICTORIA McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 256947
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Great Lakes, Registry
  • Call Sign: WC4522
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: GIBBS GAS ENGINE CO
  • Year Built: 1943
  • Length: 93.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 11.8
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 200
  • Net Tonnage: 136
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YT 179 (Lone Wolf), Toro, Dalzelleader, Victoria McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, New Haven Transport, McAllister Towing