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LOUIE III

Built in 1946 by Nichols Boat Works of Hood River, Oregon as the Louie III for the Westport Towboat Company of Westport, Oregon.

In 1963, the tug was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where she retained her name.

She was later owned by a series of individuals. Where the tug was renamed as the Louie.

She is no longer documented. Her current and/or final fate is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: LOUIE III
  • USCG Doc. No.: 249503
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational
  • Call Sign: WG8522
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: G M NICHOLS
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Length: 66.8
  • Hailing Port: SACRAMENTO, CA
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 17
  • Gross Tonnage: 60
  • Net Tonnage: 27
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Louie III
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Westport Towboat Company, Knappton Towboat Company, Charles M Smith, Gary S Burchard, John Stubbe