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MILTON W.
Photo by: Steven Collingwood

Built in 1981, by Rayco of Slidell Incorporated of Slidell, Louisiana (a subsidiary of Gulf Outlet Marine Incorporated of Slidell, Louisiana)(hull#3) as the Nora Dufrene for Cheramie Marine Incorporated of New Orelans, Louisiana

In 1987, the tug was acquired by Blessey Marine Services Incorporated of Harahan, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Big Bob.

In 2009, Blessey Marine Services Incorporated renamed the tug as the Bob Shea.

In 2016, she was acquired by Ward Towing Incorporated of Deltaville, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Milton W.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 850 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MILTON W.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 635868
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8635485
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCY5041
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: Rayco of Slidell Inc
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 53
  • Hailing Port: DELTAVILLE, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 79
  • Net Tonnage: 63
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Norah Dufrene, BIG BOB, BOB SHEA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Cheramie Marine Inc., BLESSEY ENTERPRISES INC, BLESSEY ENTERPRISES INC