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MEXPET
Pictured as: the Mexpet (Mexican Petroleum) Photo courtesy of: Robert Mattsson

Built in 1915, by the Bethlehem Steel Company of Staten Island, New York (hull #645) as the Mexpet for the Mexican Petroleum Company of Mexico City, Mexico.

In 1952, the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York. Was contracted to operate, and man the tug for the Mexican Petroleum Company.

In 1954, she was acquired by the Gibbs Corporation of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Where she was renamed as the George F. McGraw.

The tug is no longer listed in documentation. Her current, and or, final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MEXPET
  • USCG Doc. No.: 213452
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5128699
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 645
  • Ship Builder: BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY
  • Year Built: 1915
  • Length: 100.1
  • Hailing Port: Dominican Republic
  • Hull Depth: 13.1
  • Hull Breadth: 24.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 238
  • Net Tonnage: 161
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mexpet, George F. McGraw
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Mexican Petroleum Co., Moran Towing Co., Gibbs Corp. DOMINICANOS ASTILLEROS