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DUKE
Photo by: George Schneider

Built in 1959, by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Massachusetts (hull #43) as the Duke for the Hays Tug and Launch Company of Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

Although, the tug is still listed in documentation. She is no longer in active service, and is "laid up" at the Hays Tug and Launch Company's yard in Chester, Pennsylvania.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 220 horsepower.
(Larry Strohm, Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: DUKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 279825
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 43
  • Ship Builder: GLADDING HEARN SHIPBLDG
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Length: 42.5
  • Hull Depth: 5.7
  • Hull Breadth: 14.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 21
  • Net Tonnage: 14
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DUKE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    RABBIT RUN TOWING COMPANY