Ned Hanlan (tugboat)

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Career (Canada)
Name: Ned Hanlan
Owner: Toronto Transportation Commission
Builder: Toronto Drydock Company, 1932, Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Laid down: 1932
Commissioned: as Ned Hanlan
Fate: Museum Ship, Toronto
Notes: Steam-powered tugboat
General characteristics
Tons burthen: 105 t.
Length: 74.8 ft.
Beam: 19.1 ft.
Height: 9 ft.
Notes: museum ship on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario Canada 1971-2012
Hanlan's Point Ferry Terminal 2012-present

The Ned Hanlan is a steam-powered tugboat that spent her career in Toronto, Ontario. She displaces approximately 200 tons, and for many years was mounted beside a former nautical museum housed in the old Stanley Barracks on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The boat is not open to the public.

In June 2012, she was moved to a new home on Hanlan's Point on the Toronto Islands.[1]

The Ned Hanlan is in reasonably good shape, with little rust, and a slight dent in her port gunwale just fore of the wheelhouse. The screw and rudder have been removed.

The tugboat is named after Ned Hanlan, a 19th-century Toronto resident, and world champion rower.

Ned Hanlan stern view


  • Owner: Toronto Transportation Commission., 1932, Canada
  • Builder: Toronto Dry Dock Co., 1932, Canada, Ontario, Toronto
  • Engine Builder: John Inglis, 1932
  • Year Built: 1932
  • Year Engine Built: 1932
  • Final Disposition: Exhibit ship in Toronto.
  • Registry Number: C. 157362
  • Hull Number: None
  • Vessel Type: Tug and Ferry
  • Length: 74.8 feet (22.8 m)
  • Width: 19.1 feet (5.8 m).
  • Height: 9 feet (2.7 m)
  • Gross Tonnage: 105 tonnes (105,000 kg)
  • Net Tonnage: 64 tonnes (64,000 kg)
  • Materials: Steel
  • Engine Type: Fore and Aft
  • Piston #1: 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Piston #2: 26 inches (66 cm)
  • Stroke Length: 18 inches (46 cm)

Ned Hanlan II[edit]

Another tug in Toronto operates as Ned Hanlan. The tug Ned Hanlan II is a Toronto Works Department tug. This boat was originally owned by Toronto Police Service.

See also[edit]


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