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CAPT. BILL PARKER
Pictured as: Ellie J. (Norfolk Tug Company) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1968, by the Parker Brothers Shipyard of Houston, Texas (hull #44) as the Captain Bill Parker for ABS Towing and Salvage Limited of Norfolk, Virginia.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by the Norfolk Tug Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Ellie J.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA-38M diesel engine. With Twin DisC MG540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.6:1. Turning two, 63(in) by 73(in), stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 80kW, John Deere 4045TFM generator sets. The tug's capacities are 18,593 gallons of fuel, 274 gallons of lube oil, and 3,400 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of two, 40 ton, Patterson, electric winches, mounted on her bow.


  • Vessel Name: CAPT. BILL PARKER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 517804
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8992833
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7905
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 44
  • Ship Builder: Parker Bros. Shipyard
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 71
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.9
  • Hull Breadth: 26.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 152
  • Net Tonnage: 103
  • Owner:
    NORFOLK TUG COMPANY
    508A EAST INDIAN RIVER ROAD
    NORFOLK, VA 23523
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CAPT. BILL PARKER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    ABS MARINE TOWING & SALVAGE LTD., MILTON POINT LLC, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY, NORFOLK TUG COMPANY