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For you maritime fans, this page contains a collection of various tugboats, ships, and other marine craft photographed in the Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA Harbor area.

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Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Marshall Foss"
Subject: Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Marshall Foss"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Seen entering Long Beach Harbor, the Marshall Foss has 6250 HP and ASD Thruster propulsion.


Long Beach Pilot Boats "Venus" & "Polaris"
Subject: Long Beach Pilot Boats "Venus" & "Polaris"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Two of the boats from Jacobsen Pilot Services are seen docked at the Long Beach Pilots pier in Long Beach Harbor.


Carnival Cruises "Carnival Pride" #1
Subject: Carnival Cruises "Carnival Pride"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: The Carnival pride is docked at the Long Beach passenger terminal. The dome building use to house the Howard Hughes designed Spruce Goose.

Carnival Cruises "Carnival Pride" #2
       

Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #1
Subject: Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Shown in front of the Queen Mary, this sub was designated as "Project 641" by the Soviet Union. Many of it's missions are still classified.

Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #2
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #3
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #4
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #5
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #6
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #7
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #8
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #9
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #10
Russian 'Foxtrot' Class Submarine "Scorpion" #11

Crowley Tugboat "Sea Cloud"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Sea Cloud"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Seen docked at the Crowley pier, Sea Cloud has a 4962 HP twin propulsion system. Sister boat is the Sea Robin.


Sea Launch Platform Rig & "Sea Launch Commander" #1
Subject: Sea Launch Platform Rig & "Sea Launch Commander"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 2/8/2004

Notes: Sea Launch is a mobile rocket launching system consisting of a launch platform rig and a command ship. The rockets are launched at the equator.

Sea Launch Platform Rig & "Sea Launch Commander" #2
Sea Launch Platform Rig & "Sea Launch Commander" #3
     

Wilhelmsen Lines "Talabot"
Subject: Wilhelmsen Lines "Talabot"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/9/2000

Notes: Built in 1979, the Talabot is one of numerous Roll-On/Roll-Off cargo ships operated by Wilhelmsen Lines.


Crowley Off-Shore Vessel "American Salvor"
Subject: Crowley Off-Shore Vessel "American Salvor"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 10/21/2000

Notes: The American Salvor is an anchor handling ship. Pictured at the old Crowley base in Long Beach Harbor.


Skibs-A/S Hassel "Jo Oak" & Crowley Tugboat "Master" #1
Subject: Skibs-A/S Hassel "Jo Oak" & Crowley Tugboat "Master"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 12/29/2000

Notes: Flagged as a Norway, Bergen based ship, this tanker is being assisted out of the Port of Long Beach by Crowley tractor tug "Master".

Skibs-A/S Hassel "Jo Oak" & Crowley Tugboat "Master" #2
       

Millennium Maritime Tugboat "Millennium Falcon"
Subject: Millennium Maritime Tugboat "Millennium Falcon"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 7/15/2000

Notes: The Millennium Falcon heads South through the Los Angeles Main Channel. This tug has 4400 HP and a Z-Drive propulsion system.


Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Point Fermin"
Subject: Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Point Fermin"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 7/15/2000

Notes: Built by Martinac in 1976, the Point Fermin is 97' long and has 3000 HP. Sister ship is the Point Vicente.


Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Phillips Foss"
Subject: Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Phillips Foss"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 7/15/2000

Notes: Built by McDermott in 1969, this 112' tug has a 4300 HP plant.


Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Point Vicente"
Subject: Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Point Vicente"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 7/15/2000

Notes: Built by Martinac in 1976, the Point Fermin is 97' long and has 3000 HP. Sister ship is the Point Fermin.


Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Pacific Escort"
Subject: Foss Maritime Co. Tugboat "Pacific Escort"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: Built by the Tacoma Boat Building Co. in 1983, this 100' tug has a 3500 HP Voith plant.


Millennium Maritime Tugboat "Escort Eagle"
Subject: Millennium Maritime Tugboat "Escort Eagle"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: Built by Nichols Bros. in 1995, the Escort Eagle is 109' long, with a 3200 HP plant.


Crowley Tugboat "Admiral"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Admiral"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: The Admiral was built in 1998 by Nichols Bros. This Tractor Tug is 96' long and has a 4800 HP Voith propulsion system.


Crowley Tugs "Admiral" & "Master"
Subject: Crowley Tugs "Admiral" & "Master"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: Pictured with sister boat Admiral, the Master was built in 1998 by Nichols Bros. This Tractor Tug is 96' long and has a 4800 HP Voith propulsion system.


Crowley Tugboat "Sea Robin"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Sea Robin"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: The Sea Robin was built by McDermott in 1973 and has a 5300 HP Twin propulsion system.


Cosco Container Ship & Crowley Tugs
Subject: Cosco Container Ship & Crowley Tugs
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 8/26/2000

Notes: One of numerous operated by Cosco, this container ship is seen moving through the Long Beach Harbor under the assistance of Crowley tugs.


USNS "Cape Isabel" & USNS "Cape Inscription" #1
Subject: USNS "Cape Isabel" & USNS "Cape Inscription"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/16/2000

Notes: These two Roll-On/Roll-Off ships are part of the USNS Ready Reserve Force. They are stored in running condition at the old Long Beach Navy Pier.

USNS "Cape Isabel" & USNS "Cape Inscription" #2
USNS "Cape Isabel" & USNS "Cape Inscription" #3
USNS "Cape Isabel" & USNS "Cape Inscription" #4
USNS "Cape Isabel" & USNS "Cape Inscription" #5
 

Crowley Tugboat "Tioga"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Tioga"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 12/26/1999

Notes: Built by Tri-Star Marine in 1994, this 4000 HP tug is 78' long. It's pictured here while docked at the old Crowley pier.


Maersk Lines "Sine Maersk"
Subject: Maersk Lines "Sine Maersk"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 12/26/1999

Notes: This container ship was built in 1998 and has a 6600 TEU. It's pictured here while docked at the old Maersk piers in Long Beach Harbor.


Bulk Materials Ship "Aramis" & Foss Tugs #1
Subject: Bulk Materials Ship "Aramis" & Foss Tugs
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/30/2000

Notes: The Aramis is seen here being assisted out of the Port of Long Beach by Foss tugs.

Bulk Materials Ship "Aramis" & Foss Tugs #2
       

Crowley Tugboat "Leader"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Leader"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/30/2000

Notes: The Leader was built in 1998 by Nichols Bros. This Tractor Tug is 96' long and has a 4800 HP Voith propulsion system.


Crowley Tugboat "Adventurer"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Adventurer"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/30/2000

Notes: Built by McDermott in 1976, the 127' Adventurer has a 7000 HP plant.


Crowley Tugboat "Scout"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Scout"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 4/30/2000

Notes: Built by Nichols Bros. in 1999, the Scout is 96' long and has a 4800 HP Voith propulsion system.


Crowley Tugboat "Sea Reliance"
Subject: Crowley Tugboat "Sea Reliance"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 10/14/2007

Notes: A rare type to see in LA/LB, the Sea Reliance was the second of two 9280 HP tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. Her sister boat is Ocean Reliance.


Stena Bulk "Stena Compass"
Subject: Stena Bulk "Stena Compass"
Location: Wilmington, CA
Date: 3/16/2006

Notes: Built in 2006, this brand new ship is one of Stena Bulk's 'Panamax Class' tankers. It has a DWT of 72,600. Seen here while docked in L.A. Harbor.


Crowley Tugs "Scout" & "Admiral"
Subject: Crowley Tugs "Scout" & "Admiral"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Pictured in their new red and white scheme, sister boats Scout and Admiral were built by Nichols Bros. and have 4800 HP Voith propulsion.


Millennium Maritime Tugboat "Millennium Maverick"
Subject: Millennium Maritime Tugboat "Millennium Maverick"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Built in 1996, this 96' tug is powered by a 4300 HP EMD plant. It's pictured here while moving South down the Los Angeles Main Channel.


Old Los Angeles City Fire Boat
Subject: Old Los Angeles City Fire Boat #2
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: Considered state of the art at the time of being built in 1925, what would eventually become Fire Boat #2 was originally named the "Ralph J. Scott".


Jumbo Ship's "Jumbo Challenger"
Subject: Jumbo Ship's "Jumbo Challenger"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 3/4/2007

Notes: This 'D1000 Class' ship is seen docked at Southwest Marine. A month earlier the rear derrick snapped and a 600 ton load partially hit the dock here.


Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. "Zhenhua 4"
Subject: Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co. "Zhenhua 4"
Location: Terminal Island, CA
Date: 5/8/2004

Notes: ZPMC manufactures a variety of large cranes. They can transport their cranes through on own fleet of specialized large load ships.


Tanker "Mikom Brave"
Subject: Tanker "Mikom Brave"
Location: Wilmington, CA
Date: 6/7/2007

Notes: This Singapore flagged tanker was built in 2000.


Port of Long Beach Fire Boat "Challenger"
Subject: Port of Long Beach Fire Boat "Challenger" (#15)
Location: Long Beach Harbor, CA
Date: 9/1/2001

Notes: Long Beach Fire Boat #15 heads out onto the flats next to Pier 'F'.


Millennium Tug's "Millennium Maverick"
Subject: Millennium Tug's "Millennium Maverick"
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date: 9/1/2001

Notes: "Millennium Maverick" sits docked next to Millennium's "Escort Eagle".


Carnival Cruises "Carnival Splendor"
Subject: Carnival Cruises "Carnival Splendor"
Location: Long Beach, CA
Date: 9/19/2010

Notes: Seen docked at the cruise ship terminal on the east side of Long Beach Harbor.


Old Southwest Marine Cranes #1
Subject: Old Southwest Marine Cranes
Location: Los Angeles Harbor, CA
Date: 9/19/2010

Notes: These old pier cranes aren't used much anymore, if at all... But they may go back to WWII times.

Old Southwest Marine Cranes #2
       

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