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Built in 1941, by Equitable Equipment of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #139) as the Maj. George H. Harrell for the United States Army.

In 1948, the tug was redesigned as the George H. Harrell.

She was later sold, and renamed as the Bergen.

The tug was later acquired by the Russell Brothers Towing Company (Newtown Creek Towing Company) of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Russell 18.

In 1961, she was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where initially the tug retained her name.

In 1963, the McAllister Brothers Towing Company renamed the tug as the Ann McAllister.

In 1978, the tug went out of documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,050 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: RUSSELL 18
  • USCG Doc. No.: 253593
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA2814
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 139
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Length: 75.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 134
  • Net Tonnage: 91
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MAJ. George J. Harrell, George H. Harrell, Bergen, Russell 18, Ann McAllister
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Russell Bros. Towing Co. (Newtown Creek Towing Co.), McAllister Bros. Towing Co.