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THOR (1946)
Pictured as: the Alma S. (Bisso Towboat) Photo by: Wallace Rosser

Built in 1946, by Parker Brothers and Company Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #6) as the Dixie for the C.J. Dick Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 1953, the tug was acquired by the Sabine Towing and Transportation Company Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Thor.

In 1973, she was acquired by Bisso Towboat Company Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Alma S.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by Guatemalan interests, based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Where she retained her name.

Powered by a single Nation Supply Company diesel engine. For a rated 2,400 horsepower.
(Carel Boone, Wallace Rosser)


  • Vessel Name: THOR (1946)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 250698
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8424197
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA4201
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6
  • Ship Builder: PARKER BROS & CO SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Length: 93.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 22.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 175
  • Net Tonnage: 85
  • Owner:
    MAREX SA
    18-24 2a Calle
    Zona 10
    Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dixie, Thor, ALMA S.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    C.J. Dick Towing Co., SABINE TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO INC., BISSO TOWBOAT COMPANY INC