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LANA LOUISE
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1980, by V and M Shipyard Incorporate of Bourg, Louisiana (hull #11) as the Lana Louise for Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2019, she was acquired by Evansville Marine Service Incorporated of Evansville, Indiana. Where she was renamed as the Bob B.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LANA LOUISE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 630222
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2702
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 11
  • Ship Builder: V & M IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 55.1
  • Hailing Port: EVANSVILLE, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 117
  • Net Tonnage: 80
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP