FRANKLIN B

  • General
    • Vessel Name : FRANKLIN B
    • Operator : BOGGS, MERDIE & SONS, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 760
  • Location
    • City : CATLETTS- BURG
    • STATE : KY
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 45
  • Size
    • Register length : 55.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 19.2 Feet
    • Overall Length : 59 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 20 Feet
    • Load draft : 4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.5 Feet
    • Height : 24 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1961
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 286006

BOGGS, MERDIE & SONS, INC.

  • Area of Operation : OHIO, BIG SANDY AND KANAWHA RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

ALBERT B

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

C. D. WILSON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPTAIN MERDIE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARK M

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TRISTAN B

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MBS

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

FLOAT

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

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