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CATHERINE B.
Photo by: Hans & Simon Rosenkranz

Built in 1977, by Orange Shipbuilding of Orange, Texas (hull #206) as the Gulf Prince II for Zapata Gulf Marine.

The tug was later acquired by E.N. Bisso and Son of Metaire, Louisiana where she was renamed as the Catherine B.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3516 TA diesel engines, for a rated 3,820 horsepower.

Her towing gear consists of an INTERcon double drum towing winch outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: CATHERINE B.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 584390
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8983428
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCW4128
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 206
  • Ship Builder: ORANGE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 100.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 29.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 84
  • Net Tonnage: 57
  • Owner:
    E N BISSO & SON INC
    C/O LUGENBUHL WHEATON PECK ET AL
    601 POYDRAS ST
    27TH FLOOR
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130-6027
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gulf Prince II
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Zapata Gulf Marine, E N BISSO & SON INC