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Jane McAllister tug

Photo courtesy Washburn & Doughty

6770 HP, Tier IV Class McAllister Tug arrives in Virginia

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August 29, 2023

McAllister Towing is proud to announce the arrival of the tug JANE MCALLISTER. 

The JANE is equipped with 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines powering twin Schottel SRP 490 Z drive units. Packed into her 93’ x 38’ hull producing 6,770 horsepower, the JANE achieved over  91 short tons during her ABS bollard pull certification. Combining her eco-friendly CAT engines  with Markey winches on the bow and stern makes the JANE one of the most advanced and powerful  shipdocking tractor tugs serving the port of Virginia. 

The JANE MCALLISTER was recently delivered from Washburn & Doughty and set sail for her new  home port. The construction of the tug was overseen by Engineering Manager Martin Costa. The  tireless efforts from McAllister engineering and Washburn & Doughty ensured that the JANE will be a top-of-the-line tug in McAllister’s fleet for many years to come. 


Captain J. Elliott Westall, McAllister Towing of Virginia’s Vice President and General Manager,  is excited by the tug’s arrival. “The JANE will not only meet, but exceed the needs, handling the  ever-increasing size of vessels calling Virginia. This tug is joining our fleet of six other tractor  tugs, and will enable us to continue safely handling the gentle giants calling the Port of Virginia.  Having exceptional control and power, the JANE is the new “Queen of Hampton Roads” and  everyone that works on or with her can be confident in her abilities to deliver unsurpassed service  for our customers.” McAllister President & CEO B. Buckley McAllister added, “We are proud  that the JANE is the 10th tug in our fleet with over 80 metric tons of bollard pull and escort  capability, making our fleet one of the best in the country for the larger ships entering into service.” 

The JANE MCALLISTER was christened at her launch by Jane Woodfield Morin, daughter of  Alexandra McAllister Woodfield. Both Jane and Alexandra are direct descendants of James  McAllister, who founded McAllister Towing in 1864. 

For further inquiries please contact: 

Craig Rising 

McAllister Towing 


[email protected]


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