Built in 1949, by Levingston Shipyard of Orange, Texas (hull #444) as the Carol Moran for the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York.
Designed by Joe Hack she was a Grace Moran class tug. She was one of five diesel electric tugs built in 1949 by the Levingston Shipbuilding Company for the Moran Towing company. Built with her "sister" tugs, the: Grace Moran, Barbara Moran, Doris Moran, and Moira Moran. They were referred to as "Moran's Cadillacs."
However, after a fire in 1987, the tug was given to the State of New Jersey to be a participant in the states reef restoration project. She was sunk as an artificial reef off New Jersey on the 17th of July, 1990.
Powered by a single diesel electric Cleveland 16-278A engine. She was a single screw tug rated at 1,750 HP.
Here at Hobbies we know people are fascinated by tug boats. There is something about a relatively small boat pushing or towing a comparative behemoth.
The model of the Carol Moran features a two piece vacuum formed hull. The superstructure is constructed of highly conformable diecut expanded PVC. There are detail parts galore including everything laser cut and cast parts to decals and flag.
Just because she is small does not mean you have to give up realism. Best of all, the Carol Moran is a full functioning RC model. All the running hardware is included, and we show you how to power her using a servo from your two channel radio. So try your hand at the Carol Moran. An exceptional tug at an exceptional value.