The tug Patuxent is the twelfth in a line of Patapsco-class tugs.  She was designed by Frank Basile of Entech & Associates, and constructed by the Thoma-Sea Boat Builders in Houma, Louisiana. 

The Patuxent is 100’ long, with a 34’ beam, and a depth of 15’.  Her gross tonnage is 99 tons.  She is powered by two CAT3516, 2100 horsepower engines with Kort nozzles.  Featuring a model bow and square stern, her fuel capacity is 89,910 gallons.  Potable water capacity is 8,816 gallons.  With accommodations for seven crew members, the Patuxent is dedicated to 55,000 barrel tank barges on the coastwide trade.