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AMERICAN EAGLE
Pictured as: the Aaron Joseph (Crosby Marine) Photo by: Glen Dairgrepont

Built in 1982, by Patti Shipyard of Pensacola, Florida (hull #109) as the American Eagle for Local Tugs, Incorporated.

The tug was later acquired by Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Aaron Joseph.

Powered by two GM 12V-71 diesel engines with a 6:1 reduction. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 12,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 12,000 gallons of potable water.

Her towing gear consists of a single drum, anchor handling winch. Driven by a dedicated, GM 4-71 diesel engine.


  • Vessel Name: AMERICAN EAGLE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 647898
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8129527
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCV9877
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 109
  • Ship Builder: PATTI INDUSTRIES INC
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 61
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 63
  • Net Tonnage: 93
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    AMERICAN EAGLE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Local Tugs, Inc., AARON JOSEPH INC