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1929

Founded in 1929

The Port of Tampa Propeller Club was founded to support commerce in Tampa’s growing port.

1940

World War II

During WWII the Port of Tampa was one of the largest U.S. shipbuilding and repair facilities for war vessels. By the late 1940s, the club had 175 members.

1950

National Recognition

As the port grew, the Tampa Propeller Club began holding events such as our popular Shrimperoo. Multiple members also won “National Member of the Year,” from the International Propeller Club.

1980

The World’s Largest

As the port grew, the Tampa Propeller Club began holding events such as our popular Shrimperoo. Multiple members also won “National Member of the Year,” from the International Propeller Club.

2000

Looking Towards the Future

The Propeller Club helped expand Tampa’s Port Authority Board in 2005 and has been recognized as Club of the Year multiple times. We look forward to you joining!

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