Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 222858
Rig Tug

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 102.66
Width 24.00
Depth 13.75
Gross Tonnage 205.00
Net Tonnage 139.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00206

Vessel History

Rebuilds Tonnage and dimension change, 1968 (102.66 x 24 x 7.33; 139 gross - 46 net).
History Withdrawn from service in spring, 1964, because of need for boiler replacement. Departed Detroit, MI, on October 17, 1966, in tow of tug CENTRAL, for Tampa, FL.Exploded and caught fire on October 31, 1975, in after section of tug while towing barge BFT 50; crew rescued by helicopter. U.S.C.G. reportedly took both vessels in tow, but towing hawser fouled on bottom and tug rolled over and sank in 144 feet of water off Scituate, MA, thirty miles southeast of Boston, in position 42.24N x 70.45W. Final document surrendered in December, 1977.

Build Information

Builder Manitowoc Ship Building Co.
Place Built Manitowoc, WI
Date Built 1923-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
JAMES, JESSE1940-00-001969-00-00U.S.222858

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Barnett & Record1923-00-001940-00-00U.S.222858
Pringle Barge Line, Inc.1940-00-001957-00-00U.S.222858
Oglebay Norton Co.1957-00-001964-00-00U.S.222858
Seaway Cartage Co.1964-00-001966-00-00U.S.222858
Nickerson Tug & Transit Co.1966-00-001970-00-00U.S.222858
H.C. Nickerson1970-00-001970-00-00U.S.222858
Baleen Towing & Transportation Co.1970-00-001975-00-00U.S.222858