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KARL E. JOHNSON

Built in 2019, by Barbour JB Shipyard of Baldwin, Illinois (hull #3) as the Karl E. Johnson for Southern Illinois Transfer of Chester, Illinois.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, Cummins QSK19 diesel engines, with Veth VZ-700 z-drives, she is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,500 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40 kW, Kubota generator sets.


  • Vessel Name: KARL E. JOHNSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1294257
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 3
  • Ship Builder: Barbour JB Shipyard
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Length: 68
  • Hailing Port: ST LOUIS
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 121
  • Net Tonnage: 96