New Jersey

Photo by Shaun Vary

Photo by Shaun Vary

The Great Lakes Towing Company built their tug New Jersey in 1924 at their yard in Cleveland, OH. In 1952 she was renamed Petco-21. The following year her name was changed back to New Jersey. In 1959 she was converted to diesel power. New Jersey is based in Detroit, MI and provides tug services in that area.

  • Type: Single Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1924
  • Builder: The Great Lakes Towing Co., Cleveland, OH
  • Hull No.: 51
  • Engines: 1 Cleveland 12-278A
  • Horsepower: 1,250 bhp
  • Length: 81′ 00″
  • Breadth: 20′ 00″
  • Depth: 12′ 06″
  • Port of Registry: Wilmington, DE
Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

Ron Bialecki

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One thought on “New Jersey

  1. My grandfather designed and built the hydraulic steering gear used by Great Lakes when they converted to diesel. The New Jersey was the test ship…I’ve got photos of some of the prototype design, including the note
    “Elliptical Quadrant–built as a test unit for Great Lakes–Result=4 1/2 sec. H.O.TD.HO-
    Plus more torque getting off HO position when backing down. Arbitrarily vetoed by Hallahan as ‘too bulky'”.

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