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BARBARA RITA

Built in 1981, by Kenner Marine and Machinery of LaPlace, Louisiana (hull #84) as the King Tom.

The tug was later acquired by Andire Incorporated of of Muskegon, Michigan. Where the tug was renamed as the Barbara Rita.

She was later acquired by Lake Michigan Contractors Incorporated of Holland, Michigan. Where the tug retained her name.

The tug was later acquired by Subaqueous Services of Orlando, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2010, she was acquired by Orion Dredging Services of Jacksonville, Florida. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2011, the tug went out of documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw push boat.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: BARBARA RITA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0653797
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 84
  • Ship Builder: KENNER MARINE & MACHINERY
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 36
  • Hailing Port: JACKSONVILLE, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 5
  • Hull Breadth: 13
  • Gross Tonnage: 16
  • Net Tonnage: 13
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    KING TOM
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Andrie, Inc., LAKE MICHIGAN CONTRACTORS INC, SUBAQUEOUS SERVICES LLC, ORION DREDGING SERVICES LLC, ORION DREDGING SERVICES LLC