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FORNEY
Pictured: the Edward H. (Michael E. Ojard) Photo by: Unknown

Built in 1944, by Equitable Equipment of Madisonville, Louisiana (hull #ST 707) as the ST 707 for the United States Army.

The tug was later transferred to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she was renamed as the Forney .

She was later acquired by Michael E. Ojard where she was renamed as Edward H.

She is a single screw tug rated at 700 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: FORNEY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1211511
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE7069
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 398
  • Ship Builder: EQUITABLE EQUIPMENT CO.
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 77.1
  • Hailing Port: KNIFE RIVER, MN.
  • Hull Depth: 10.3
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 142
  • Net Tonnage: 96
  • Owner:
    MICHAEL E OJARD
    243 SCENIC 61
    PO BOX 21
    KNIFE RIVER, MN 55609
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ST 707, Forney
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MICHAEL E OJARD