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ESCAMBIA

Built in 1976, by Rayco Shipbuilders and Repairs Incorporated of Bourg, Louisiana (hull #52) as the Escambia for Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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

In 2018, she was acquired by Wepfer Marine Incorporated of Memphis, Tennessee. Where she was renamed as the Julie Robinson.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ESCAMBIA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 578502
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2689
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 52
  • Ship Builder: RAYCO SHIPBUILDERS & REPAIRS, INC
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 61.5
  • Hailing Port: MEMPHIS, TN.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 138
  • Net Tonnage: 94
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    ESCAMBIA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    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