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BIG EDDIE (1970)
Photo by: Crosby Marine Transportation Company

Built in 1970, by Houma Shipbuilding Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #33) as the Jason Paul for C Craft Marine Services Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The tug was later sold. Where she was renamed as the Skipper Ann II.

In 2007, she was acquired by Crosby Marine Transportation of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Big Eddie.

In 2012, the tug went out of documentation, her current, and or final disposition is unknown.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines, with a 6:1 reduction. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service was provided by two, 20kW generator sets. The tug's capacities were 8,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,000 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: BIG EDDIE (1970)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 528566
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCX7150
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 33
  • Ship Builder: HOUMA SHIPBUILDING CO INC
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 49.6
  • Hull Depth: 7.4
  • Hull Breadth: 19.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 64
  • Net Tonnage: 43
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Jason Paul, SKIPPER ANN II, BIG EDDIE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    C Craft Marine Services Inc., KURT CROSBY LLC