Spitfire III

Photo by Mac MacKay

This large z-drive tug was built in 2007 by East Isle Shipyard as the Spitfire III for Atlantic Towing Limited of Saint John, NB.

The Spitfire III is based in Saint John, and works in ship docking at the Canaport LNG terminal alongside her fleetmates Atlantic Bear and Atlantic Beaver.

  • Type: Twin Screw Tractor Tug
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Builder: East Isle Shipyard, Georgetown, PEI
  • Hull No.: 91
  • Engines: 2 Caterpillar 3516HD C
  • Horsepower: 5,800 bhp
  • Length: 94′ 05″
  • Breadth: 36′ 07″
  • Depth: 17′ 02″
  • Port of Registry: Saint John, NB

Mac MacKay


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