Registry and Rig Information

Registry U.S.
Official Number 203337
Rig Tug

Dimensions and Tonnage

Length 92.00
Width 21.42
Depth 10.66
Gross Tonnage 169.00
Net Tonnage 115.00
Hull Material Steel
Hull Number 00335

Vessel History

Rebuilds Rebuilt and repowered in 1950 (97.75 x 21.42 x 10.66; 180 gross - 122 net).
History Passed up, Port Colborne as NORTH AMERICAN, May 1, 1968. Used to tow barge JOHN L.A. GALSTER in cement trade, Petoskey, MI-Milwaukee, WI.As LAUREN CASTLE: While aiding cement carrier S.T. CRAPO, March 30, 1974, west of Gull Island, Lake Michigan, became tangled in tow line. As tug heeled over, nearly capsizing, two crewmen were thrown overboard and lost.
Disposition Sank in 392 feet of water, November 5, 1980, in Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan, while assisting the tanker AMOCO WISCONSIN; one life lost.

Build Information

Builder Delaware River Iron Ship Building & Engineering Co
Place Built Chester, PA
Date Built 1906-00-00


Source HCGL

Vessel Names

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
MCALLISTER BROTHERS1950-00-001968-00-00U.S.203337
NORTH AMERICAN1968-00-001969-00-00U.S.203337
CASTLE, LAUREN1969-00-001980-00-00U.S.203337

Vessel Owners

NameBegin DateEnd DateRegistryOfficial Number
Ocean Steamship Co.1906-00-001946-00-00U.S.203337
McAllister Brothers, Inc.1946-00-001950-00-00U.S.203337
Stanwood Towing Co.1950-00-001963-00-00U.S.203337
McAllister Brothers, Inc.1963-00-001968-00-00U.S.203337
Penn Dixie Leasing Co.1968-00-001977-00-00U.S.203337
Castle Capital Corp., Inc.1977-00-001979-00-00U.S.203337
Selvick Marine Towing Co.1979-00-001980-00-00U.S.203337