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BRIDGEPORT
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1982, by Turn Ship Limited of Coden, Alabama (hull #15) as the Tracy P. for Evelyn Berman of Berman Towing Enterprises Incorporated of Staten Island, New York.

In 1989, the tug was renamed the as the Dragon Lady. Named for Evelyn Berman, who was also known as the "Dragon Lady." Which she was nicknamed by her employees. Berman "took" to the nickname so much that she named the tug for it.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by Gateway Towing Company Incorporated of New Haven, Connecticut. Where she was renamed as the Bridgeport.

In 2019, she was phased out of active service and "laid up" at Gateway Terminal in New Haven, Connecticut.

She was a twin screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.
(Carel Boone, Greg Martini)


  • Vessel Name: BRIDGEPORT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 650298
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCQ2216
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 15
  • Ship Builder: TURN SHIP LIMITED
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 82
  • Hull Depth: 8.7
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 90
  • Net Tonnage: 61
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Tracy P., DRAGON LADY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Berman Towing Enterprises Inc., GATEWAY TOWING, G T 105 INC