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CHARLES A.
Photo by: John Skelson

Built in 1979, by Offshore Shipbuilders Incorporated of Palatka, Florida (hull #1) as the Lucinda Smith for Interport Towing and Transportation Incorporated of Southport, Maine.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the R and B Falcon Drilling Company of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the American Eagle.

In 2002, she was acquired by Delta Towing Company of Houma, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Delta Team.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by International Marine Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Int'l Team.

In 2014, she was acquired by the Dann Ocean Towing Company of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Charles A.

Powered by two, GM 16V149 diesel engines. With Twin Disc 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:18:1. Turning two, 80(in) by 57(in), four bladed, stainless steel propellers. Mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 50kW Delco generator sets. Driven by two, Detroit Diesel 4-71 diesel engines. The tug's capacities are 41,000 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of hydraulic oil, 850 gallons of lube oil, 620 gallons of waste oil, and 3,800 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of double drum, Markey, TDS-20 towing winch. Outfitted with 1,000(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire on the primary drum. And, 1,000(ft) of 1.5(in) towing wire on the secondary drum.


  • Vessel Name: CHARLES A.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 608953
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8424202
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD4146
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: OFFSHORE SHIPBLDRS INC
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 85.9
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 187
  • Net Tonnage: 118
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LUCINDA SMITH, AMERICAN EAGLE, DELTA TEAM, INT L TEAM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Interport Towing and Transportation, R and B Falcon Drilling Company, DELTA TOWING LLC, INTERNATIONAL MARINE LLC, INTERNATIONAL MARINE LLC, DANN OCEAN TOWING INC, TUG CHARLES A INC