This classic tug was built in 1945 by Marietta Manufacturing in Point Pleasant, WV as the LT-815 for the U.S. Army. She was sold civilian to Foss Launch & Tug Company in 1964, and worked on the West Coast as the Henry Foss. Foss sold the tug to O.L. Schmidt Barge Lines in 1984, where she was renamed Kristin Lee. In 1993, she was transferred to the Hannah Marine Corporation of Lemont, IL, and the name was expanded to Kristin Lee Hannah. The tug continued to operate until blowing an engine in 1999. She was then placed in lay-up in Chicago. In 2000, Hannah purchased the towboat David E. from Egan Marine and renamed it Kristin Lee Hannah, so the old and inactive Kristin Lee Hannah was then renamed David E. so as to free up the name for the new addition. In 2009, Hannah went out of business and the David E. was sold to Calumet River Fleeting of Chicago. In 2010, she was sold to a private party in Indiana Harbor, IN.
The David E. is laid up in Indiana Harbor.
- Type: Tugboat
- Year Built: 1945
- Builder: Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant, WV
- Hull No.: 531
- Engines: 2 Nordberg 8-cylinder
- Length: 149′ 00″
- Breadth: 33′ 00″
- Depth: 16′ 00″