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JOHN HOLLAND
Pictured as: the Andy Mullins (Amherst-Madison) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1963, by St. Louis Ship boats of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #1981) as the P.V. Branum for the Waterfront Services Company of Cairo, Illinois.

In 1966, the Waterfront Services Company renamed the tug as the Leona Wolter.

In 1972, the Waterfront Services Company renamed the tug as the P.V. Branum.

In 1983, the Waterfront Services Company renamed the tug as the as the John Holland.

In 1983, she was acquired by the Barbour Metal Boat Works Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Where she was renamed as the Charles Baugh.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Madison Coal and Supply Company of Charleston, West Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Andy Mullins.

In 2010, the Madison Coal and Supply Company, become Amherst Madison Incorporated of Charleston, West Virginia. Where the tug retained her name.

Repowered in 2002. She is driven by two Cummins N14-M diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. The tug is twin a screw pushboat, rated at 1,050 horsepower.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: JOHN HOLLAND
  • USCG Doc. No.: 293034
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WY7499
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1981
  • Ship Builder: ST. LOUIS SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 51
  • Hailing Port: CHARLESTON, WV.
  • Hull Depth: 6.7
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 76
  • Net Tonnage: 52
  • Owner:
    AMHERST MADISON INC
    2 PORT AMHERST DRIVE
    CHARLESTON, WV 25306
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    P. V. Branum, Leona Wolter, P.V. Branum, John Holland, CHARLES BAUGH
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Waterfront Services Co., Waterfront Services Co., Barbour Metal Boat Works Co., MADISON COAL AND SUPPLY COMPANY INC, AMHERST MADISON INC