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DUCHESS
Photo by: David Wright

Built in 1958, by the Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding Company of Somerset, Massachusetts (hull #29) as the Duchess for the Hays Tug and Launch Company of Wallingford, Pennsylvania.

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

She was a single screw tug, rated at 235 horsepower.
(Captain Larry Strohm, John Curdy, Dave Boone)


  • Vessel Name: DUCHESS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 276205
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 29
  • Ship Builder: GLADDING HEARN SHIPBLDG
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Length: 41.5
  • Hull Depth: 6.4
  • Hull Breadth: 14
  • Gross Tonnage: 23
  • Net Tonnage: 11
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DUCHESS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    RABBIT RUN TOWING COMPANY