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THUNDER
Photo by: Harley Marine Services Incorporated

Built in 2012, by Conrad Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #963) as the Thunder for Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

Named for actor Gordon “Wild Bill Elliot” Nance's horse, Thunder. Who starred alongside Nance in the film "Red Ryder," as well as multiple other films.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant Cummins K38M diesel engines. With Twin Disc MGX5321 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.96:1. Turning two, 72(in) four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. For a rated 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 85kW Cummins 6BTA5.9-DM generator sets. The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel, 6,000 gallons of water, and 200 gallons of lube oil.

The towing gear consists of two, Nabrico 20-HE, hydro electric winches, mounted on her bow.


  • Vessel Name: THUNDER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1242639
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDG5276
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 963
  • Ship Builder: CONRAD SHIPYARD LLC
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 189
  • Net Tonnage: 151
  • Owner:
    HARCO MARINE LLC

    SEATTLE, WA 98134
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    HARLEY & LELA FRANCO BARGE FUND LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC, HARCO MARINE LLC