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CAPT. DANIEL CLEMENT
Photo by: Captan Peter

Built in 1969, by St. Charles Steel Fabricators of Thibodaux, Louisiana as the Black Beard for the Triple Screw Marine Towing Company Westwego, Louisiana.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Francis Drake.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Capt. Daniel Clement.

She is twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CAPT. DANIEL CLEMENT
  • USCG Doc. No.: 519922
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8891479
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2597
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: ST CHARLES STEEL FABRICATORS INC
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 65.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9.4
  • Hull Breadth: 29.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 191
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Black Beard, FRANCIS DRAKE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Triple Screw Marine Towing Co., Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP