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CAPTAIN LOUIE
Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1961, by the Hillstrom Shipbuilding Company of Coos Bay, Oregon as the Captain Louie for the Knutson Towboat Company of Coos Bay, Oregon.

In 1983, the tug was rebuilt where she was lengthened by 10(ft) and widened by 6(ft).

Repowered in 1983, turning two fixed-pitch propellers in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 670 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPTAIN LOUIE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 285422
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WR7513
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: HILLSTROM SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Length: 43.5
  • Hailing Port: COOS BAY, OR
  • Gross Tonnage: 28
  • Net Tonnage: 19
  • Owner:
    KNUTSON TOWBOAT CO INC
    400 N FRONT ST
    COOS BAY, OR 97420