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Built in 1972, by Bergeron Machine Shop Incorporated of Poydras, Louisiana (hull #102) as the Gram-Me.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by the Ward Towing Company of Deltaville, Virginia. Where she retained her name.

Originally powered by two, Lugger 6140 diesel engines. With Twin Disc 516 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She was a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.

In 2020, the tug was repowered with two, Cummins QSK-19 diesel engines, with With Twin Disc 516 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, 64(in) by 50(in), fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,410 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, Marathon generator sets. Driven by two, Duetz 914 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 9,600 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of lube oil, and 10,000 gallons of water.

  • Vessel Name: GRAM-ME
  • USCG Doc. No.: 543221
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD6682
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 102
  • Year Built: 1972
  • Length: 59
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 90
  • Net Tonnage: 72
  • Previous Vessel Owners: