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Pictured as: the Jackson III (Cooper Marine and Timberlands) Photo by: Tad Arnold

Built in 1973, by Houma Welders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #36) as the W.O. Watson for American Commercial Lines Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by Martin Marine LLC. of LaPorte, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2016, she was acquired by the Cooper Marine and Timberlands Corporation of Mobile, Alabama. Where the tug was renamed as the Jackson III.

Powered by two, GM 8-645E7 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at
a ratio of 3.985:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,800 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: W.O. WATSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 552799
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDI4035
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 36
  • Ship Builder: Houma Welders Inc.
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 94
  • Hailing Port: MOBILE, AL.
  • Hull Depth: 12.9
  • Hull Breadth: 35.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 392
  • Net Tonnage: 266
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    American Commercial Lines LLC., Martin Marine LLC., Cooper Marine & Timberlands Corp.