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SUSAN W.
Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1982, by Modern Marine Power of Houma, Louisiana (hull #42) as the General Lee for S.C. Loveland.

The tug was later acquired by E.N. Bisso and Son of Metairie, Louisiana where she was renamed as the Susan W.

Powered by two Caterpillar 3512 TA diesel engines, for a rated 3,360 horsepower.

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


  • Vessel Name: SUSAN W.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 648920
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8968789
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCW4123
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 42
  • Ship Builder: MODERN MARINE POWER
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 104
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.5
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • 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:
    GENERAL LEE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    S.C. Loveland, E N BISSO & SON INC