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HENRY SAUSE
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1976, by the Houma Welders Company of Houma, Louisiana (hull #60) as the Henry Sause for the Sause Brothers Ocean Towing Company of Portland, Oregon.

Powered by two, Tier II compliant, Detroit Diesel MTU/DDC 12V4000 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF872 reduction gears, at a ratio 7.087:1. Turning two, three bladed, 96(in) by 92(in) pitch, right hand turning, stainless steel propellers. Mounted in kort nozzles, with quad rudders. For a rated 3,600 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 70kW, John Deere 4045-50 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 98,000 gallons of fuel, 1,360 gallons of lube oil, and 8,000 gallons of water.

The towing gear consists of an Almon Johnson (V-4) towing winch, with pendant drum, and gypsy head. Outfitted with 2,600(ft) 2.25(in) towing wire on the primary drum, and 600(ft) of 2(in) towing wire on the pendant drum. Powered by a single, GM 6-71 diesel engine, with an Allison 3331, three, speed torque converter. With a Pullmaster 25 bridle winch. Outfitted 150(ft) of 1.25(in) wire. Rated at 22,000(lbs) at 50(fpm).

With a 20 horsepower, McElroy, electric, and hydraulic capstan on her bow.
(Captain Dave Miner, Jason Purkey, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: HENRY SAUSE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 578090
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7530078
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WTW9259
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 60
  • Ship Builder: Houma Welders, LLC.
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 106.9
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 16
  • Hull Breadth: 35.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 139
  • Net Tonnage: 94
  • Owner:
    SAUSE BROS INC
    3710 NW FRONT AVENUE
    PORTLAND, OR 97210
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SAUSE BROS OCEAN TOWING CO INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC, SAUSE BROS INC