DUKE LUEDTKE U216022

ALPENA, hull#26

  • Tug Boat
  • 70ffw 23m
  • 68ft Lenght
  • Avon Point, Lake Erie
  • 41 41.630     81 57.655

Chronological History #

  • Built in 1917, by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (hull #26) as the Alpena for the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. 
  • In 1945, the tug was acquired by the Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corporation of New York, New York. Where tug retained her name. 
  • In 1957, the tug was converted from steam-powered to diesel. She was a single screw tug, rated at 900 horsepower.
  • In 1966, she was acquired by General Piping Incorporated of Indianapolis, Indiana. Where the tug retained her name. 
  • In 1972, the tug was acquired by the Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, Michigan. Where the tug retained her name. 
  • In 1974, Luedtke Engineering Company renamed the tug as the Duke Luedtke. 
  • In 1993, the tug sank on Lake Erie. 

TugBoat Information #

  • Vessel Name: DUKE LUEDTKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 216022
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 46
  • Ship Builder: The Great Lakes Towing Co.
  • Year Built: 1917
  • Length: 70
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 21
  • Gross Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Alpena, Duke Luedtke
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Great Lakes Towing Co., Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corp., General Piping Inc., Luedtke Engineering Co.

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