Craft which were built in the latter days of World War II form the basis of most present day conversions, although many boats built in World War I also found their way into commercial service. There are many reasons to either convert a sound hull of some other type into a tug or to modernize and improve an older tug. The principal reasons are: (1) a sound hull of the desired size is either available at a reasonable price or already exists in the Owner's fleet; (2) the acquisition cost of a new boat exceeds the Owner's ability or desire to pay; (3) an otherwise suitable boat has obsolete machinery and equipment and/or inadequate quarters.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Spring Meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of SNAME, 20 May 1976, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Graul, T
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM