Seahound

Photo by Marc Piché

Photo by Marc Piché

This unique tug was built in 1941 by Equitable Equipment as the Major Wm. E. Warner for the U.S. Army. Very few, if any, other tugs of this class were constructed for the Army. In 1957 she was sold Canadian to McNamara Construction and renamed Sea Hound. Pitts Engineering acquired the vessel in 1980, and renamed her Carolyn Jo. In the 1990s she was acquired by Dean Construction of LaSalle, Ontario. Nadro Marine of Port Dover, Ontario purchased the Carolyn Jo in 1999. The following year, she was renamed Seahound. The Nadro fleet was absorbed by parent company McKeil Marine Ltd. of Burlington, ON in 2018, and the Seahound retained her name.

Seahound works in towing projects and also ship docking and icebreaking around the lower Great Lakes.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tugboat
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Builder: Equitable Equipment, New Orleans, LA
  • Engines: 2 Detroit 12V-71-T
  • Horsepower: 1,000 bhp
  • Length: 65′ 00″
  • Breadth: 18′ 00″
  • Depth: 8′ 00″
  • Port of Registry: Toronto, ON
Ken Bailey

Ken Bailey

Isaac Pennock

Isaac Pennock

Martin Palardy

Marc Piché

Marc Piché

Martin Palardy

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