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FRANKLIN REINAUER
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1984, by Rayco Ship and Main Ironworks of Bourg, Louisiana as the Franklin Reinauer for Reinauer Transportation Companies of Staten Island, New York.

The Franklin Reinauer was the last tug built by the yard, after the construction of three push boats for another company, in 1985 the yard went out of business.

The tug is the second to bare the the name. The first tug that bore the name Franklin Reinauer was renamed as the Matthew Tibbetts.

She is a twin screw tug rated at 2,600 horsepower.
(Harold Tartell)


  • Vessel Name: FRANKLIN REINAUER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 665626
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8987462
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCW8832
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 94
  • Ship Builder: RAYCO SHIP & MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1984
  • Length: 81.3
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY
  • Hull Depth: 12.2
  • Hull Breadth: 27.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Owner:
    REINAUER TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES LLC
    1983 RICHMOND TERRACE
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10302
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Reinauer Transportation Companies, LLC