USS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : USS
    • Operator : WESTBANK HARBOR SERVICE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 700
  • Location
    • City : PITTSBURGH
    • STATE : PA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 27
  • Size
    • Register length : 45.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 15.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 49.6 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 16.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5.9 Feet
    • Height : 20 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1958
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 278682

WESTBANK HARBOR SERVICE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : OHIO RIVER MILE 123
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

EILEEN JEWEL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

LCS 19 Completes Acceptance Trials

LCS 19 Completes Acceptance Trials

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, the future USS St. Louis, has completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan and will now undergo final outfitting and fine-tuning before delivery to the US Navy early next year.Christened and launched on December 15, 2018, LCS 19 was built by Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wis. The vessel is the seventh ship in naval service named after St. Louis, Mo.

Risk & Reward of The Internet of (Maritime) Things

Risk & Reward of The Internet of (Maritime) Things

The Internet of Maritime Things (IoMT) is coming!  Start planning now.The Internet of Things (IoT) is already with us.  You can get a doorbell camera that allows you to see on your smartphone who is at or approaching your front door.  You can also get a refrigerator that keeps track of items inside and will advise you when you are running low (maybe on beer).

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division.The second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK.

USS John S. McCain Repairs Completed

USS John S. McCain Repairs Completed

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) completed her necessary repairs and extensive, accelerated upgrades over the last two years, following a fatal 2017 collision.The ship and her crew, now underway to conduct comprehensive at sea testing, will perform a series of demonstrations to evaluate onboard systems to ensure they meet or exceed Navy performance

AIS Provide Skidmarks on the Ocean

AIS Provide Skidmarks on the Ocean

Many years ago, I received a call from an attorney who wanted me to get on the plane to Houston right away to take a look at damage on two ships that had collided in the approaches to Houston.He told me that both vessels had become confused, had started to turn and managed to occupy the same bit of ocean at the same time.

GD NASSCO Wins $1.6 Billion Navy Contract

GD NASSCO Wins $1.6 Billion Navy Contract

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy worth up to $1.6 billion for the construction of the sixth and seventh ships of the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program, as well as an option for ESB 8.The contract, announced by the Department of Defense today, provides $1.

NTSB Weighs in on McCain Collision

NTSB Weighs in on McCain Collision

Insufficient Training, Inadequate Bridge Operating Procedures, Lack of Operational Oversight Led to Fatal Ship Collision. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the Aug. 21, 2017, collision between the USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight.

Ship Paint: NRL Pigment Package Slows Discoloration

Ship Paint: NRL Pigment Package Slows Discoloration

A pigment package designed by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to slow discoloration of the exterior coating on surface ships has started to make its way into the fleet and is producing early, positive results.NRL researchers created the pigment combination to satisfy the fleet requirement for the Navy standard "haze gray" paint that will remain color stable for longer than current

USN to Commission Destroyer Paul Ignatius

USN to Commission Destroyer Paul Ignatius

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer -- arguably the most successful shipbuilding series in naval history -- the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), during a ceremony July 27 at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, FL.The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later during the Lyndon B.

Trump: U.S. Ship Destroyed Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

Trump: U.S. Ship Destroyed Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying to within 1,000 yards of it.He called on other countries to condemn Iran and protect their own ships.Reporting by Steve Holland

USS Fitzgerald Refloated

USS Fitzgerald Refloated

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald launched from dry dock and is moored pier-side in Mississippi, a step closer to being fully repaired after a 2017 collision that left seven sailors dead, the Navy said.The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command says the USS Fitzgerald launched out of a dry dock Tuesday at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

The expedition crew aboard the late Paul G. Allen’s research vessel (R/V) Petrel discovered wreckage from USS Wasp (CV 7), which was sunk in 1942.Wasp, found Jan. 14, was sunk Sept. 15, 1942, by four Japanese torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-19 while escorting transports carrying the Seventh Marine Regiment to Guadalcanal as reinforcements.