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ZEUS
Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1974, by Houma Welders Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #40) as the Zeus for the Dann Towing Company of Middletown, Delaware.

In 1985, the Robert Dann Towing Company became the Dann Marine Towing Company of Chesapeake City, Maryland. When Robert Dann along with his wife Joan Dann, established a company separate of his brother Rodney Dann. Rodney Dann would establish the Dann Ocean Towing Company of Tampa, Florida.

Powered by two, Caterpillar D399 diesel engines. Turning two, four bladed, stainless steel, 102(in) by 93(in), fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 2,250 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two 60kW, Caterpillar 3304 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 62,569 gallons of fuel oil, 718 gallons of lube oil, 447 gallons of waste oil, 14,294 gallons of water.


  • Vessel Name: ZEUS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 555761
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9506071
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WAO8101
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 40
  • Ship Builder: HOUMA WELDERS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 99.2
  • Hailing Port: PHILADELPHIA, PA.
  • Hull Depth: 13.5
  • Hull Breadth: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dann Towing Co., M/V ZEUS, LC