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CAPTAIN SAM

Built in 1953, by the Roamer Boat Company of Holland, Michigan (hull #45WB710) as the tender 45WB710 for the United States Navy.

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

She is a single screw tug, rated at 320 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPTAIN SAM
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1174816
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 45WB710
  • Ship Builder: Roamer Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1953
  • Length: 46
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 14
  • Gross Tonnage: 29
  • Net Tonnage: 23
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    45WB710, CAPTAIN SAM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy