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MARTIN COMMODORE (1969)

Built in 1969, by the Bender Welding and Machine Company Mobile, Alabama (hull #129) as the Gobbler for the Radcliff Materials Company of Kenner, Louisiana.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by Tesoro Marine Services Company of Houston, Texas. Where she was remanded as the Tesoro Commodore.

In 2003, she was acquired by Martin Midstream Partnership Incorporated of Vidor, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Martin Commodore.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by Accumarine Transportation of Mobile, Alabama. Where she was renamed as the Accu VI.

In 2018, she was acquried by Marlin Marine Fleeting Incorporated of Dickinson, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the K. Lorraine.

Powered by two, Caterpillar D398 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARTIN COMMODORE (1969)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523751
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE2711
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 129
  • Ship Builder: Bender Welding & Machine Co
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 82
  • Hailing Port: GOLDFIELD, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 284
  • Net Tonnage: 193
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TESORO COMMODORE, MARTIN COMMODORE, ACCU VI, K LORRAINE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Radcliff Materials Co., DRAVO BASIC MATERIALS CO. INC., Tesoro Marine Services Co., Martin Midstream Partnership Inc., Accumarine Transportation