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LENNY J.

Built in 1970, by Master Marine Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #112) as the Gnots V. for Gnots Incorporated of Destrehan, Louisiana.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Jefferson Barracks Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri. Where she was renamed as the Karen Michelle.

In 2011, she was acquired by CLM Towing Incorporated of Mauriceville, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Lenny J.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where she retained her name.

In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 12V-149 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LENNY J.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 524723
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDF8646
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 112
  • Ship Builder: Master Marine Inc.
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 74.5
  • Hailing Port: PORT ARTHUR, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 183
  • Net Tonnage: 125
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Gnots V., KAREN MICHELLE, KAREN MICHELLE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gnots Inc., OAKVILLE MARINE, JEFFERSON BARRACKS MARINE SERVICE INC, MARIAN MARITIME LLC, SAVAGE INLAND MARINE LLC