Built in 1970, by Quality Shipyards Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #102) as the Gulf Star for Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.
In 1978, Gulf Mississippi Marine Incorporated became Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1985, Zapata Marine Service, Gulf Fleet Marine Incorporated, and Jackson Marine Services merged to form Zapata Gulf Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.
In 1992, Zapata Gulf Marine Incorporated merged with Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.
In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Norfolk Tug Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Lucky D.
In 2021, she was phased out of active service. And was "laid up" at Norfolk, Virginia.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 B diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG5600 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. Turning two, 90(in) by 68(in), four bladed, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 100kW, John Deere PE6068T generator sets. The tug's capacities are 50,000 gallons of fuel, 1,765 gallons of lube oil, and 10,000 gallons of potable water.
(Captain Eric Takakjian, Kyle Stubbs)