JOHN W. JOHNSON

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JOHN W. JOHNSON
    • Operator : TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 3000
  • Location
    • City : GALVESTON
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 848
    • Full Load Capacity : 70 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 500
  • Size
    • Register length : 256.4 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 65.3 Feet
    • Overall Length : 263.3 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 66 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 9.2 Feet
    • Height : 56 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2009
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1228845

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Area of Operation : GALVESTON AND BOLIVAR
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

DEWITT C. GREER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GIBB GILCHRIST

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

RAY STOKER, JR.

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT C. LANIER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT H. DEDMAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

Edward Schwarz, Vice President for ABB Marine and Ports, received the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Rear Admiral Lauren S. McCready Award as the 51st recipient.Edward A. Waryas, Jr., Board Member for NYSE-traded KNOT Offshore Partners, LP as the 43rd recipient of the award and co-chair of the award’s committee made the announcement.The Lauren S.

Could New Evidence Shed Light on a Deadly 1994 Ferry Sinking?

Could New Evidence Shed Light on a Deadly 1994 Ferry Sinking?

Estonia, Sweden and Finland will look into fresh evidence on the sinking of the ferry Estonia, which went down 26 years ago on Monday with the loss of 852 lives in Europe’s worst peacetime maritime disaster since World War Two.The roll-on roll-off ferry, carrying 803 passengers and 186 crew, sank on a stormy Baltic Sea shortly after midnight on Sept. 28, 1994.

Alberta Oil Shipped Through Panama Canal to Atlantic Canada

Alberta Oil Shipped Through Panama Canal to Atlantic Canada

On July 20, the tanker Cabo de Hornos delivered an estimated 450,000 barrels of crude oil to the Irving Oil refinery’s Canaport storage facilities in Saint John, N.B.What made Cabo de Hornos’s delivery different was that it was the first time crude oil had arrived in Saint John by ship from Alberta. It came via the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Westbridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby, B.C.

Sea Machines Raises $15 Mln, Partners with Huntington Ingalls Industries

Sea Machines Raises $15 Mln, Partners with Huntington Ingalls Industries

Autonomous vessel technology developer Sea Machines Robotics announced Wednesday it has closed a new $15 million financing round with significant participation by America's largest military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII).The Boston-based tech company said it expects the investment and associated partnership with HII will accelerate the deployment of self-piloting technologies

Video: Salvaged Cargo Ship Kaami Recycled

Video: Salvaged Cargo Ship Kaami Recycled

MV Kaami, a general cargo vessel salvaged six miles off the northwest coast of Skye, Scotland after running aground in March, has been dismantled and recycled in Kishorn.Built in 1994, the 89.8-meter vessel, owned by Norway’s Misje Rederi, was sailing under the flag of Bahamas when it ran aground on March 23 this year.

Video: Seaspan Shipyards Launches CCGS John Cabot

Video: Seaspan Shipyards Launches CCGS John Cabot

Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards on Friday launched the final ship in a series of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard.The 63.4-meter CCGS John Cabot will next undergo sea trials before its delivery to the Coast Guard later this summer. The vessel will be based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

A keel laying ceremony on Tuesday marked the official start of assembly on the first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in more than 35 years.During the ceremony held by The Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, (FBS) the keel was laid within the shipyard’s large graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Metal Shark Delivers Towboat to FMT

Metal Shark Delivers Towboat to FMT

Metal Shark announced Monday its Bayou La Batre, Ala. shipyard has delivered its first newbuild, a 120’ x 35’ river towboat for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. (FMT) of Mandeville, La.The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter “M”-compliant towboat Stephanie Pasentine, which bears the distinction of being Louisiana-based Metal Shark’s first-ever steel newbuild and also its first inland

Bath Iron Works Begins Building Next US Navy Destroyer

Bath Iron Works Begins Building Next US Navy Destroyer

Shipbuilder Bath Iron Works (BIW) has officially started construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126), the U.S. Navy announced. The new warship will be the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built in the Flight III configuration at BIW.The milestone was marked by a ceremony on Tuesday at General Dynamics BIW's structural fabrication facility in Brunswick, Maine.

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani inflamed tensions in the region.Britain's defence minister, Ben Wallace, ordered the HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to prepare to return to escort duties in the major oil shipping route as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in for

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.