TABLE 1-31: U.S. Flag Vessels by Type and Age

TABLE 1-31: U.S. Flag Vessels by Type and Age

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(Number of vessels)

Agea Vessel type
Dry cargo Tanker Towboat Passengerc Offshore support / crewboatsd Dry barge Tank / liquid bargee Totalb
1990-91, totalb 900 257 5,210 721 1,168 27,110 3,874 39,342
<6 80 6 132 151 85 2,335 162 2,951
6-10 161 38 706 120 318 4,570 316 6,229
11-15 212 50 1,029 110 474 7,639 829 10,343
16-20 141 35 844 80 144 6,374 750 8,368
21-25 82 38 750 65 84 2,607 759 4,385
>25 196 86 1,718 188 51 3,372 1,049 6,660
1992, totalb 497 249 5,203 1,201 1,205 26,981 3,864 39,313
<6 36 5 134 219 93 3,224 296 4,012
6-10 73 28 398 198 208 1,783 121 2,829
11-15 135 54 1,137 203 567 9,114 902 12,150
16-20 73 33 926 169 189 6,696 740 8,853
21-25 31 42 716 122 91 2,475 677 4,167
>25 124 82 1,874 287 53 3,496 1,123 7,049
1993, totalb 470 205 5,219 1,243 1,197 26,982 3,970 39,306
<6 25 3 135 207 103 3,558 325 4,356
6-10 67 22 205 221 107 1,070 68 1,764
11-15 135 43 1,221 211 597 8,810 869 11,894
16-20 70 33 968 164 218 6,772 791 9,019
21-25 41 31 674 129 106 2,904 655 4,543
>25 128 73 2,008 311 64 3,713 1,256 7,555
1994, totalb 778 202 5,179 928 1,236 26,757 3,966 39,064
<6 46 4 146 157 107 3,630 399 4,489
6-10 103 12 151 185 61 1,171 36 1,719
11-15 200 36 1,135 123 540 7,903 754 10,691
16-20 130 44 966 122 309 6,314 799 8,684
21-25 90 32 664 82 130 3,873 638 5,509
>25 206 74 2,107 259 86 3,706 1,327 7,765
1995, totalb 726 178 5,127 954 1,288 27,375 3,985 39,641
<6 38 5 168 149 119 3,975 489 4,943
6-10 90 8 134 195 58 1,483 46 2,014
11-15 168 34 959 133 463 6,387 611 8,760
16-20 135 38 988 121 412 6,507 736 8,939
21-25 80 29 726 91 141 4,897 697 6,661
>25 213 64 2,146 263 92 3,966 1,403 8,148
1996, totalb 713 161 5,177 967 1,274 28,775 4,036 41,104
<6 43 7 205 153 123 5,189 573 6,293
6-10 74 8 118 188 61 2,041 87 2,577
11-15 141 29 715 142 351 4,505 346 6,229
16-20 155 36 1,036 119 460 7,234 840 9,881
21-25 79 23 842 87 155 5,416 723 7,325
>25 229 62 2,386 290 144 4,766 1,576 9,453
1997, totalb 692 147 5,173 1,025 1,369 29,040 3,971 41,419
<6 52 8 227 150 122 5,515 519 6,593
6-10 66 2 118 187 94 2,582 181 3,230
11-15 96 27 396 152 223 1,800 137 2,831
16-20 183 36 1,173 131 588 8,943 928 11,982
21-25 84 21 918 102 177 5,772 727 7,801
>25 209 53 2,332 302 159 4,284 1,477 8,816
1998, totalb 714 135 5,237 1,011 1,423 29,557 3,952 42,032
<6 56 12 247 150 163 5,877 485 6,991
6-10 55 3 124 168 105 3,117 267 3,839
11-15 105 19 196 166 111 1,113 72 1,782
16-20 179 31 1,198 129 634 8,591 865 11,626
21-25 88 22 979 106 211 5,909 763 8,076
>25 230 48 2,487 292 195 4,817 1,499 9,573
1999, totalb 695 142 5,098 970 1,470 29,414 3,973 41,766
<6 60 12 302 144 245 6,640 565 7,968
6-10 49 3 140 146 114 3,192 298 3,943
11-15 97 12 146 183 61 1,231 39 1,769
16-20 146 35 1,101 120 571 7,414 742 10,129
21-25 99 30 953 95 283 5,302 760 7,522
>25 243 50 2,447 282 191 5,491 1,560 10,267
2000, totalb 737 135 4,995 918 1,414 29,141 4,011 41,354
<6 66 11 325 134 246 6,721 582 8,085
6-10 50 4 143 118 106 3,051 329 3,802
11-15 113 8 142 178 58 1,565 48 2,112
16-20 136 34 929 124 454 5,846 602 8,125
21-25 105 30 954 90 332 5,365 712 7,588
>25 263 48 2,497 271 214 6,461 1,714 11,470
2001, totalb 966 120 5,150 733 1,573 28,920 4,122 41,588
<6 114 12 369 84 305 6,830 623 8,337
6-10 76 3 167 81 111 2,815 388 3,641
11-15 132 5 125 138 68 2,043 85 2,596
16-20 139 32 692 110 372 4,241 329 5,916
21-25 154 28 972 77 452 6,126 805 8,614
>25 347 40 2,818 240 262 6,712 1,884 12,306
2002, totalb 989 108 5,180 750 1,591 28,313 4,068 41,002
<6 113 13 369 70 322 6,117 595 7,599
6-10 86 3 185 92 96 3,416 419 4,298
11-15 130 2 142 136 89 2,499 172 3,170
16-20 114 22 381 117 228 1,669 134 2,665
21-25 175 35 1,091 75 547 7,702 843 10,468
>25 368 33 3,004 256 305 6,731 1,904 12,603
2003, totalb 969 104 5,172 789 1,609 27,304 4,031 39,983
<6 114 9 362 69 314 4,909 604 6,381
6-10 93 7 217 89 126 4,155 396 5,085
11-15 110 3 148 122 93 2,976 260 3,712
16-20 127 15 198 133 111 1,054 71 1,709
21-25 168 32 1,135 84 584 7,135 774 9,912
>25 354 38 3,105 287 378 6,884 1,923 12,972
2004, totalb 987 103 5,314 834 1,746 27,227 4,069 40,290
<6 126 11 367 72 279 4,556 676 6,087
6-10 112 10 272 97 198 4,840 453 5,983
11-15 95 3 166 119 109 3,057 296 3,846
16-20 132 8 157 144 64 1,169 35 1,709
21-25 130 31 1,083 92 580 6,240 639 8,795
>25 390 40 3,262 308 512 7,152 1,970 13,642
2005, totalb 969 100 5,290 841 1,768 27,901 4,151 41,028
<6 115 11 336 62 244 4,140 743 5,651
6-10 106 13 321 96 262 5,611 512 6,921
11-15 74 4 157 114 107 3,120 333 3,911
16-20 137 3 155 150 59 1,507 43 2,054
21-25 116 30 907 98 464 5,174 535 7,324
>25 419 39 3,406 321 629 8,113 1,985 14,918
2006, totalb 946 90 5,285 828 1,721 27,961 4,250 41,109
<6 123 14 362 53 237 3,955 833 5,577
6-10 103 10 336 88 277 6,006 496 7,316
11-15 75 2 172 101 103 2,913 386 3,752
16-20 127 3 132 148 55 1,949 84 2,498
21-25 96 21 690 110 359 3,629 293 5,198
>25 421 40 3,581 328 685 9,204 2,155 16,414
2007, totalb 931 80 5,356 833 1,810 27,187 4,467 40,695
<6 100 8 411 46 258 4,340 1,005 6,169
6-10 102 10 355 79 288 5,508 481 6,827
11-15 90 3 191 106 104 3,537 418 4,451
16-20 117 2 144 142 87 2,080 172 2,744
21-25 86 15 380 123 213 1,482 123 2,424
>25 435 42 3,860 337 853 9,893 2,263 17,705

a Age is based on the year the vessel was built or rebuilt.
b Totals may be greater than sum of columns because of unclassified vessels and vessels of unknown age; figures include vessels available for operation.
c Includes passenger excursion/sightseeing, combination passenger and dry-cargo vessels, and ferries.
d In 1992, offshore supply boats were designated as crewboats.
e In 1992, tank barges were designated as liquid barges.

NOTE
Figures include vessels available for operation.

SOURCES
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Transportation Lines of the United States, Volume 1, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: Annual Issues), table 4, available at http://www.ndc.iwr.usace.army.mil/publications.htm as of December 18, 2009.