Cleveland specifications

Owner/operator: Great Lakes Towing Co.
Builder: Great Lakes Shipyard
Designer: Damen Shipyards Group
Engineering: Genoa Design International Ltd.
Dimensions: 64’ x 24 ’x 11’
Mission: Ship handling, ice breaking, harbor and coastal towing
Crew size: 2 for harbor work; accommodations for up to 4; Joiner system manufactured and installed by Marlin Industrial


  • Engines: (2) MTU 8V 4000 Tier 3 producing 1,000 hp at 1600 rpm
  • Bollard pull: 27.5 metric tons (estimated)
  • Vessel speed: 10.5 knots
  • Propellers: 3-bladed 71” Kaplan style in Kort nozzles
  • Gearbox: Twin Disc MGX-5321 with 5.46:1 ratio
  • Auxiliary generators: (2) Kohler Power 65EOZCJ 65-kW diesel genset

Deck equipment

  • Cordage: Spectra
  • Capstan: Schoellhorn-Albrecht, 15-ton rating
  • Fendering: Damen-supplied W-fenders on bow; aircraft tire fendering on sides and transom wrap

Navigation gear

  • Beier Electronics total suite including pilothouse consoles with remote diagnostics capability
  • Radar: Furuno FR8065 with 4’ open array
  • Electronic chart display: Furuno DRS6AX
  • Sat compass: Furuno SC303
  • Compass: Ritchie YB-600
  • AIS: Furuno FA150
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP70


  • Radio: (2) Icom MC-604


  • Fuel: 6,800 gallons
  • Water: 1,162 gallons
  • Lube oil: 292 gallons
  • Dirty oil: 271 gallons


  • Pumps: Griswold HH 4×3 (15 hp) supplied by APO Pumps and Compressors
  • Onboard fire suppression systems: FM-200 fixed fire suppression system, supplied by The Hiller Companies
  • Mircom fire alarm system

Additional information

  • First U.S.-flag tug built to meet ABS Subchapter M standards
  • Construction attended by ABS
  • Enclosed water-lubricated stern tube with stainless shaft
  • Coatings by Sherwin-Williams
By Professional Mariner Staff