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J. HARRIS MASTERSON
Pictured: the Danielle Krause (Krause Towing) Photo by: Captain J.C. Traut

Built in 1957, by Gulfport Shipbuilding Incorporated of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #507) as the J. Harris Masterson for the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 2005, the tug was acquired by the Krause Marine Towing Corporation of Perry Hill, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Danielle Krause.

In 2014, she was acquired by undisclosed, South American interests. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2017, the tug was reported as abandoned. She was a single screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.
(Paul Strubeck)


  • Vessel Name: J. HARRIS MASTERSON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 275236
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5166691
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WJ4946
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 507
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 96
  • Hull Depth: 10.8
  • Hull Breadth: 25.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 196
  • Net Tonnage: 133
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    J. HARRIS MASTERSON, DANIELLE KRAUSE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bay Houston Towing Co., TUG DANIELLE KRAUSE INC, TUG DANIELLE KRAUSE INC