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GRETCHEN V COOPER
Photo courtesy of: Cooper/T. Smith

Built in 2021, by Blakeley BoatWorks of Mobile, Alabama (hull #104) as the Gretchen V. Cooper for Cooper Marine and Timberlands Corporation of Mobile, Alabama.

Powered by two, Tier IV compliant, Caterpillar C3512E diesel engines. With Twin Disc MGX5600 reduction gears. Turning two, 88(in) by 74(in), four bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat rated at 3,400 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier III compliant, Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 44,200 gallons of fuel, and 10,000 gallons of potable water.

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


  • Vessel Name: GRETCHEN V COOPER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1306344
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDL9887
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 104
  • Ship Builder: Blakeley BoatWorks
  • Year Built: 2021
  • Length: 106
  • Hailing Port: MOBILE, AL
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 33
  • Gross Tonnage: 286
  • Net Tonnage: 161