GRETCHEN B.

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GRETCHEN B.
    • Operator : LUEDTKE ENGINEERING COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 300
  • Location
    • City : FRANKFORT
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 12
  • Size
    • Register length : 41.9 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 12.5 Feet
    • Overall Length : 41.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 12.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5.7 Feet
    • Height : 15 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1943
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 250473

LUEDTKE ENGINEERING COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES AND CONNECTING WATERS
  • Principal Commodity : BREAKWATER STONE AND RIP RAP, SAND AND GRAVEL, DREDGE SPOILS, MASONRY AND STEEL WATER PIPE

ALAN K LUEDTKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ANN MARIE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHRIS E LUEDTKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ERICH R LUEDTKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KARL E LUEDTKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KRISTA S.

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KURT R LUEDTKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PAUL L. LUEDTKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DBT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

DES

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

DPS

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

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Marine News' 2020 ATB Report

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