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DUKE

Built in 1953, by the Roamer Boat Company of Holland, Michigan (hull #45WB831) as the tender 45WB831 for the United States Navy.

The tug was later acquired by Norfolk Dredging Company of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Duke

She is a single screw tug, rated at 260 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DUKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1155142
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDL2932
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 45WB831
  • Ship Builder: ROAMER BOAT COMPANY
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 45
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 13
  • Gross Tonnage: 24
  • Net Tonnage: 19
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    45WB831
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy