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LILLA PALMER
Photo by: Daniel Hormann

Built in 1980, by the Orange Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #830) as the Lilla Palmer for the Palmer Barge Line Incorporated of Nederland, Texas.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by the Elberth and Sons Towing and Transportation Company of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 1992, she was acquired by Warren George Incorporated of Jersey City, New Jersey. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by Central Boat Rentals Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Miss Juanita.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turing two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LILLA PALMER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 628470
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3039
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 830
  • Ship Builder: ORANGE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 54
  • Hailing Port: MORGAN CITY, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 87
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Owner:
    E J PATTERSON JR
    1640 RIVER RD (BERWICK) PO BOX 2545
    MORGAN CITY, LA 70381
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LILLA PALMER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Elberth & Sons Towing & Transportation Co., Warren George Inc., Central Boat Rentals Inc., E J PATTERSON JR