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JOHN PARRISH
Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1972, by Norris J. Trosclair Incorporated of Cameron, Louisiana (hull #107) as the Capt. H.A. McCall for McCall Marine Services Incorporated of Cameron, Louisiana.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by Biblia Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia. Where she converted for use as a towing vessel. And, was renamed as the John Parrish.

Powered by two, Gauscor SF 240 TA diesel engines. With Gauscor R360 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. Turning two, 52(in) by 51(in), four bladed, stainless steel propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,500 horsepower.

Her electrical services are provided by two 40kW generator sets. Driven by two, 4-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 27,000 gallons of fuel, 250 gallons of lube oil, 7,500 gallons of potable water, and 19,500 gallons of ballast.

The towing equipment consists of a single drum, Seahorse DS-50 towing winch. Outfitted with 1,300(ft) of 1.25(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: JOHN PARRISH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 543973
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3781
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 107
  • Ship Builder: NORRIS J TROSCLAIR
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 94
  • Hailing Port: SAVANNAH, GA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 76
  • Net Tonnage: 51
  • Owner:
    BIBLIA INC
    49 HUTCHINSON ISLAND ROAD PO BOX 788
    SAVANNAH, GA 31402
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CAPT. H. A. MC CALL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
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