JOHN FRANCIS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JOHN FRANCIS
    • Operator : GRADEL, GEO. CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2400
  • Location
    • City : TOLEDO
    • STATE : OH
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 74
  • Size
    • Register length : 70.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22.7 Feet
    • Overall Length : 70.7 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22.7 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8.5 Feet
    • Height : 28 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1965
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 298942

GRADEL, GEO. CO.

  • Area of Operation : LAKE ERIE, MAUMEE RIVER, COOLEY AND SANDUSKY BAY, LAKE HURON AND CONNECTING WATERWAYS
  • Principal Commodity : CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

JOSEPHINE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JAKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JESSIE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JIMMY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JOHN III

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PIONEERLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PRAIRIELAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TIMBERLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CROW

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

DERRICK NO I

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

GL

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MOBRO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MOBY DICK

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

RELIEF

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SCOW

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SCOW NO.

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

THE CLYDE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TNT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Safely Navigating the Winds of Change

Safely Navigating the Winds of Change

The first-in-the-nation offshore wind training facility will be located at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.In late October, with much fanfare, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Stephen Pike, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and many others joined officials from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) to launch the first-in-the-nation offshore wind crew transfer training

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Launched

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Launched

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was launched Monday at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding yard in Virginia.Following the launch, the Ford Class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), was guided with help from six tugboats down the James River about a mile from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Dry Dock 12, where it has been under construction

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division.The second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK.

Putting Palatka Back on the Map

Putting Palatka Back on the Map

Diverse and conveniently located, St. Johns Ship Building has quickly developed into a reliable partner for its many repeat customers. Today, and as a direct result, a lot more people know exactly where Palatka, Florida is located.On the St Johns River, just 60 miles south of Jacksonville, lies the sleepy town of Palatka, Florida.

MRS '19 Wraps Up @ SUNY Maritime

MRS '19 Wraps Up @ SUNY Maritime

“The decrease in state spending on higher education is what keeps me awake at night” is how RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College, neatly summarized the biggest challenge he faces as the leader of one of the U.S.’ leading maritime universities. “With a small student body (about 1700), the numbers simply don’t work

USS John S. McCain Repairs Completed

USS John S. McCain Repairs Completed

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) completed her necessary repairs and extensive, accelerated upgrades over the last two years, following a fatal 2017 collision.The ship and her crew, now underway to conduct comprehensive at sea testing, will perform a series of demonstrations to evaluate onboard systems to ensure they meet or exceed Navy performance

NTSB Weighs in on McCain Collision

NTSB Weighs in on McCain Collision

Insufficient Training, Inadequate Bridge Operating Procedures, Lack of Operational Oversight Led to Fatal Ship Collision. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the Aug. 21, 2017, collision between the USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight.

USCG Investigating Offshore Facility Fatalities

USCG Investigating Offshore Facility Fatalities

Rear Adm. John Nadeau, who recently took command of the Eighth Coast Guard District in New Orleans, convened a formal investigation last week for the incident that occurred onboard the offshore production facility Auger, June 30, 2019.Crewmembers aboard the Auger were testing the facility’s lifeboat recovery system when a malfunction occurred resulting in the loss of two lives.

Video: HII Finishes CVN-79 Flight Deck

Video: HII Finishes CVN-79 Flight Deck

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding division lifted the upper bow section onto one of the new aircraft carrier being built for the U.S. Navy, signalling the completion of the ship's flight deck.The addition of the upper bow section is one of the last steel structural units, known as a superlift, to be placed on the newbuiild, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79).

New Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Crashed

New Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Crashed

The brand new Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir John Franklin crashed into Victoria’s breakwater on March 22, crumpling a side of its back-end.The Seaspan-Shipyards-built Sir John Franklin was in sea trials when it crashed into Ogden Point breakwater.The 64-meter vessel, was heading into port when it banged into the wall, damaging it as well as the breakwater.

Spotlight on Petroleum Barge Power

Spotlight on Petroleum Barge Power

Vane Brothers Company is committed to the safe handling and delivery of petroleum and chemical products. John Deere PowerTech marine engines will always be there, when they do.Vane Brothers Company’s white tugboats, distinguished by their large blue “V,” are a familiar sight while pushing barges on the Baltimore waterfront.

HII Delivers DDG 117 to U.S. Navy

HII Delivers DDG 117 to U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) to the U.S. Navy today with shipbuilders, ship’s force and representatives of Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast in attendance.The signing of the DD 250 document officially transfers custody of the ship from HII to the Navy.