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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Dearborn

Other name(s): Interstate; Milwaukee

Ship owner: Ford Motor Co.; M.C. Howell; Milwaukee Tug Boat Line; Tug Interstate, Inc.

Ship builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works

Engine builder: Cooper-Bessemer Corp.

Year ship built: 1932

Year engine built: 1932


Twin diesel engine geared to one electric motor.


b) Milwaukee (1949)

c) Interstate (1953)


1) Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Michigan

2) M.C. Howell (Morgan Transportation Co. (1947)

3) Milwaukee Tug Boat Line

4) Tug Interstate, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1953)

Registry number: US. 231780

Hull number: 280

Vessel type: Tug

Height: 11.6 ft.

Width: 21.1 ft.

Length: 79.8 ft.

Stroke length: 12 in.

Gross tonnage: 109

Net tonnage: 65

Materials: Steel

Engine type: Diesel, (twin)

Piston 1: 8 cyl

Piston 2: 9 in.

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