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Whirlaway #563043 Length 70 feet - Breadth 26 feet - Twin screw towboat Built 1974 by Marine Industries, Inc., Amelia, LA. (Additional Information Below Picture)
Last Updated at 8:55 on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Copyright Photo by Capt. Billy Smith - Thanks, Billy! Working In New Orleans, LA, 8/2006 (1 of 2)
Cat 3412 diesels, repowered 1999, 1350 hp. Originally OU-302, owned by Williams/Sedco/Horn Constructors, Houston, TX. One of many towboats taken to Peru in 1975 for pipeline project. Brought back to U.S. 6/1978. Sold to Molly Lee Towing Co., Inc., Harvey, LA, renamed John 3:8 3/1979; operated by American Tugs, Inc., Harvey, LA. Sold to Allied Towing Service, Inc., Venice, LA, renamed Jason Ray 2/1982. Sold to Saint Towing Co., Inc., Harvey, LA, renamed A. E. Jones 1984. Burned 1/20/1986 at Belle Chasse, LA. Stripped to bare hull, dormant until sold to Perry & Son Towing, Inc., Harvey, LA, renamed Perry Sue 3/1999. Rebuilt at Bayou la Batre, AL 1999. Sold to War Admiral LLC, New Orleans, LA, renamed Whirlaway 5/2006; operated by Turn Services LLC, New Orleans, LA.