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MARTHA MORAN
Pictured as: the Dauntless (C and M Towing) Photo by: Charles Crosby

Built in 1936, by Jakobson Shipyard Incorporated of Brooklyn New York (hull #259) as the Dauntless No. 11 for the Dauntless Towing Company of New York, New York.

In 1955, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Martha Moran.

In 1978, she was acquired by the Crosby Towboat Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Where she was renamed as the Dauntless.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the C and M Towing Company of New York, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2005, she went out of documentation. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. The tug was single screw, rated at 625 horsepower.
(Charles Crosby)


  • Vessel Name: MARTHA MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 235710
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5226893
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA4060
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 259
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD, INC.
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Length: 80.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 8.8
  • Hull Breadth: 23.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 146
  • Net Tonnage: 99
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dauntless No. 11, Martha Moran, Dauntless, DAUNTLESS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dauntless Towing Co., Moran Towing Co., Crosby Towboat Co., M SQUARE BUILDERS INC., M SQUARE BUILDERS INC., UNITED NEWPORT ASSOCIATES INC.