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CAPT. CHARLIE LAWRENCE
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1980, by D.L. Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #4) as the Dottie D. for Marine Energy Transporting Incorporated of Fort Myers, Florida.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Capt. Charlie Lawrence.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 8V-149 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPT. CHARLIE LAWRENCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 616633
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2578
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 4
  • Ship Builder: D. L. Inc.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 64.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 7.1
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 121
  • Net Tonnage: 82
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dottie D.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Marine Energy Transporting Inc., Hollywood Marine Inc