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Whirlaway #563043
Length 70 feet - Breadth 26 feet - Twin screw towboat
Built 1974 by Marine Industries, Inc., Amelia, LA.

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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

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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.


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