Hannah 6301

Hannah 6301 – Spartan II


Articulated Barge, Tanker; Paired with Tugboat Spartan

Spartan / Spartan II, tied up at Milwaukee, WI, 1/7/2020. Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 1980

Builder: Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, WI

Hull #407

Registry: US 629735

IMO #–

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: —

Commissioned: December 1980

Paired Tugboats:
  • Mark Hannah [Spartan, 2009;] [1993-Present]


Hannah 6301 was constructed as a tank barge by Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, WI, in 1980 for Hannah Marine Corp.

General Stats

Length Overall [Combined Tug & Barge]: —

Length Overall [Barge]: 407’01”

Breadth: 60′

Depth: 21′

Loaded Draft: 17’05”

Capacity: 60,000 Bbls.

Vessel Type: Tanker; Barge

Number of Cargo Tanks: 10

Primary Operations: Calcium Chloride Trade



Hannah 6301 – 1980-2009

Owner: Hannah Marine Corp., Lemont, IL

Operator: Hannah Marine Corp.

Flag: United States

Home Port: Cleveland, OH

Spartan II – 2009-Present

Owner: Occidental Chemical Corp., Dallas, TX

Operator: Andrie Inc., Muskegon, MI

Flag: United States

Home Port: Ludington, MI

Her Story

Hannah 6301 was constructed in 1980 by Bay Shipbuilding of Sturgeon Bay, WI, as a tank barge for Hannah Marine Corp.

In 1993, she was paired with the tugboat Mark Hannah, which was recently fitted with a Bludworth ATB coupler system.

In 2009, Mark Hannah and Hannah 6301 were sold to Occidental (Oxy) Chemical Corp. of Houston, TX, renaming the vessels Spartan and Spartan II, respectively. Oxy contracted Andrie Inc. of Muskegon, MI, to manage the pair. Spartan and Spartan II continue to be active, transporting Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) from the Oxy Calcium Chloride plant in Ludington, MI, to ports across the Great Lakes.

Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on December 9, 2021


Greenwood’s Guide to Great Lakes Shipping 2021. Harbor House Publishers, 2021. Pp. 5.4.

LeLievre, Roger. Know Your Ships 2021. Marine Publishing Company, 2021. Pp. 36.