A house pennant that flew aboard the tugboat "SEA ROBIN", owned by Allied Transportation Company, Norfolk, VA.. White
nylon with kelly green capital "A" inside a green ship's wheel. Written in pen on the banner tab; "SEA ROBIN, NORFOLK, ALLIED TOWING." Measures 23 X 25 inches. Brass grommets. Some dirt smears on the fabric, but overall in good condition. From the Arthur Rebman Maritime Collection.
In 1976, the tug was acquired by the Morrison Knudsen Company of Boise, Idaho. Where she was renamed as the Pat Powers.
In 1981, she was acquired by the Allied Transportation Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Sea Robin.
In 2012, the Allied Transportation Company was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2018, she was phased out of active service. And, she was "laid up" at Mariner's Harbor in Staten Island, New York.
In 2021, the tug was acquired by the Blaha Towing Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the April H.
Powered by two, twelve cylinder, Alco 12-251-C diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch, propellers. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 60kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 56,797 gallons of fuel.
Vessel Name: SEA ROBIN
USCG Doc. No.: 535624
Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
IMO Number: 7210496
Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
Call Sign: WYP8820
Hull Material: STEEL
Hull Number: 241
Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
Year Built: 1971
Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
Hull Depth: 9.7
Hull Breadth: 30
Gross Tonnage: 199
Net Tonnage: 135
Previous Vessel Names:
R. Paul Guidry, Pat Powers, SEA ROBIN, SEA ROBIN
Previous Vessel Owners:
American Offshore Fleet Co., Morrison Knudsen Co., ALLIED TRANSPORTATION LLC, ALLIED TRANSPORTATION LLC, KIRBY OFFSHORE MARINE OPERATING LLC
Pictured as: the Sea Robin (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Birk Thomas
Built in 1971, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull# 241) as the R. Paul Guidry for American Offshore Fleet Company of Galliano, Louisiana.