R. J. THORNE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : R. J. THORNE
    • Operator : NORFOLK DREDGING CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 320
  • Location
    • City : NORFOLK
    • STATE : VA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 23
  • Size
    • Register length : 46.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 13.5 Feet
    • Overall Length : 46.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 13.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 14 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1953
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1174815

NORFOLK DREDGING CO.

  • Area of Operation : NORFOLK, VA AND APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILE RADIUS
  • Principal Commodity : DREDGED MATERIAL AND DREDGING PIPELINE

CAPTAIN ED

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPTAIN SAM

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLIE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

HILTON HEAD

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORDRECO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORFOLK

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PUSHER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROBBIE R

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SAND FLY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TOM JR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

B. R.

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

BC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

BT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CHOCTAW

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO.

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SCOW

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SJ

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

KIRBY

  • Type : Undefined
  • Construction : Steel

AMERICAN EAGLE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPTAIN BILLY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

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