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LINDA E.
Pictured as: the Joshua R. (B and B Towing) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1978, by Herb's Welding Company of Harvey, Louisiana as the Mr. Werner for the St. Pierre Towing Company of Cut Off, Louisiana.

In 1978, she was acquired by the Mississippi Fleet and Towing Company of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the International Towing and Transportation Company Incorporated of Galliano, Lousiana. Where she was renamed as the Nikki Jo.

In 1997, she was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Linda E.

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

In 2002, she was acquired by B and B Towing Incorporated of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Joshua R.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by E Squared Marine Service of Friendswood, Texas. Wheres she was renamed as the Irene C.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LINDA E.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5860710
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDA7892
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Herb's Welding Co.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 53.4
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.5
  • Hull Breadth: 22.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 67
  • Net Tonnage: 54
  • Owner:
    E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC
    1102 B S FRIENDSWOOD DR PO BOX 324
    FRIENDSWOOD, TX 77549
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mr. Werner, NIKKI JO, Linda E., JOSHUA R., JOSHUA R.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    St. Pierre Towing Co., B & B TOWING INC, Mississippi Fleet & Towing Co., International Towing & Transportation Co. Inc., Hollywood Marine Inc., Kirby Inland Marine Inc., B & B TOWING INC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC