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Built in 1945 by F.B. Walker and Sons at Pascagoula, Mississippi as the Linda Chotin for the Berwick Bay Towing Company of New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1965, the tug was acquired by the Feeder Line Towing Service of Greenville, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the Linda.

In 1974, she was transferred to the Greenville Towing Company Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi to be rebuilt. However, the tug subsequently caught fire in 1975 while in the yard.

The tug was then acquired by the Southern River Rock Company Incorporated of Perryville, Missouri and rebuilt in 1976. She was then renamed as the G-10.

In 1980, she was acquired by the Creek Towing Limited of Roslyn, New York. Where she was renamed as the Frank B, and then as the Frank C. Barker III.

In 1991, Creek Towing was acquired by the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois. Where she retained her name.

In 1996, she was acquired by the Egan Marine Corporation of Lemont, Illinois. Where the tug was renamed as the Becky E.

The tug was then acquired by Service Welding and Shipbuilding LLC of Lemont, Illinois. Where she retained her name.

She is a twin-screw towboat with 3,200 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: FRANK C. BARKER III
  • USCG Doc. No.: 249117
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA7186
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: F.B. WALKER & SONS
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Length: 104.8
  • Hailing Port: LEMONT, IL
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 30.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 362
  • Net Tonnage: 246
  • Owner:
    Service Welding & Shipbuilding LLC
    15220 E Canal Bank Road Po Box 352
    Lemont Illinois 60439
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Linda Chotin, Linda, G-10, Frank B, Frank C. Barker III
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Berwick Bay Towing Company, Feeder Line Towing Service, Greenville Towing Company Incorporated, Southern River Rock Company Incorporated, Creek Towing Limited, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, Egan Marine Corporation