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JOSHUA

Built in 1981, by the Crumpler's Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #833) as the Russell Granier for the Transload and Transport Company of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by Alter Barge Lines Incorporated of Bettendorf, Iowa. Where she was renamed as the Joshua. And, was operated by Blackhawk Fleet Incorporated of Davenport, Iowa as the Joshua.

In 2011, she was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, the tug was acquired by the C and B Marine Equipment Company of Covington, Kentucky. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M diesel engines. With Tonan reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.86:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at. 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JOSHUA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 6348050
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 833
  • Ship Builder: Crumpler's Shipbuilding Co.
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 54
  • Hailing Port: COVINGTON, KY.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 87
  • Net Tonnage: 59
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Russell Granier
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Transload and Transport Co., AGS CHARTERING COMPANY, BLACKHAWK FLEET LLC, MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY GULF INLAND LLC, C&B MARINE EQUIPMENT LLC