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PAUL L. LUEDTKE
Photo by: Paul Beesley

Built in 1988, by Terrebonne Fabricators Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #29) as the Edward E. Gillen III for Edward E. Gillen Towing Company of Mequon, Michigan.

In 2013, the tug was acquired by Luedtke Engineering Company of Frankfort, Michigan. Where she was renamed as the Paul L. Luedtke.

Powered by two, Cummins KT38-M diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PAUL L. LUEDTKE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 934947
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WTV5234
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 29
  • Ship Builder: Terrebonne Fabricators Inc.
  • Year Built: 1988
  • Length: 67
  • Hailing Port: FRANKFORT, MI.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 97
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Edward E. Gillen III
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Edward E. Gillen Towing Co.