WILLIAM A. WHITNEY - Detroit, Wisconsin, U.S.A.       Call sign - WD6050     IMO number - 5390187
Owner - Gaelic Tugboat Company, U.S.A.

Location - Underway at Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. (Lake Erie)     Photograph Date - August 1988
Photographer - Jim Hoffman     Added to archive - 4 Mar 2003     Last updated - 4 Mar 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered -
  Keel laid -
  Launched -
  Delivered - 1920

  (a) William A. Whitney - U.S.A. (1992)
  (b) Peggy D. Hannah - U.S.A.

  As of March 2003 she is still in service as Peggy D. Hannah

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Tug
  Gross tonnage - 145
  Net tonnage - 47
  Deadweight tonnage - none
  L.O.A. - 32.77 meters (107'6")
  L.B.P. - 30.79 meters (101'0")
  Width overall - 7.35 meters (24'0")
  Width moulded - 7.32 meters (24'1")
  Draught - meters
  Depth - 3.81 meters (12'6")

CONSTRUCTION

  Yard name - Whitney Brothers Co.
  Country - Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  Hull number - 61
  Engine builder - Fairbanks Morse & Company, Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
  Number of engines - 1
  Engine type - Fairbanks-Morse 10-38D 8-1/8 diesel
  Horsepower - 2,000 bhp
  Speed - 13 knots
  Bow/stern thuster hp - none
  U.S. Official # - 220054

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Former owners, accidents, conversions, cargoes, voyages, sightings or corrections etc - Viewer contributions

* 1920 until 1931 she was owned by the Whitney Brothers Company in Superior, Wisconsin as William A. Whitney
* Her original engine was a 1906-built triple expansion steam engine (14", 22" & 38" x 24") that had originally been installed in the tug The Moose. It had been built by the Montague Iron Works (Wilson & Haughsy) in Montague, Michigan and it produced up to 500 indicated horsepower
* 1931 until 1963 she was owned by the Merrit Chapman & Scott Corporation, U.S.A. as William A. Whitney
* 1963 until 1975 William A. Whitney was owned by the Zenith Dredge Company, U.S.A.
* 1975 until 1991 William A. Whitney was owned by the Gaelic Tugboat Company, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
* 1975 her original engine was removed
* 1977 her second engine was installed. It is a 10-cylinder, Fairbanks Morse opposed piston diesel. It was originally built in Beloit, Wisconsin for the tug Eastwind
* Since 1991 she has been owned by the Hannah Marine Corporation as Peggy D. Hannah

Information sources - Moran's Shoreside Companion for Great Lakes Ships & Lloyds Registers
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