New York Central Tugboat 13
|Builder:||John H. Dialogue and Son|
|Renamed:||Hay-De (c. 1960s)|
|Tonnage:||103 GT 51 NT|
|Length:||90 ft (27 m)|
|Beam:||19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)|
|Draft:||10 ft 2 in (3.10 m)|
|Depth:||10 ft 3 in (3.12 m)|
|Propulsion:||Falk gearbox, single screw|
New York Central Railroad Tugboat 13 is a railroad tugboat built in 1887 in Camden, New Jersey by John H. Dialogue and Son. The tugboat was built for the New York Central Railroad to push barges, called car floats, carrying railroad cars and other freight across the waterways of New York Harbor.
It originally had a steam engine of 232 horsepower (173 kW), replaced with two General Motors 6-110 diesel engines in the 1950s. The engines sit back-to-back and drive a central Falk gearbox, which turns the single propeller.
It is currently[when?] undergoing extensive renovation at Garpo Marine in Tottenville, Staten Island. Two new keel coolers from Fernstrum have been installed in a recessed box in the hull to cool the engines.
Other vessels built by John H. Dialogue and Son
- Hercules (1907) at the San Francisco Maritime Museum, hull number 204801.
- Susan Elizabeth (1886) launched as C. C. Clark and briefly served as New York Central No. 3. This boat was broken up in the fall of 2008 in the same yard in Tottenville, Staten Island, New York where Tugboat 13 is being restored.
- Elise Anne Connors (1881)
- Sutherland, Don (21 May 2002). "Is this Tugboat Sunk". National Trust for Historic Preservation.
- Fischer, Eric. "A photoblog of the restoration of an 1887 iron hulled tugboat". New York Central No. 13.
- "Point Highland, 1962" (pdf). United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.