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Built in 1974, by Larose Shipyard Incorporated of Larose, Louisiana as the Mary Delgrandile for Delile Towing Incorporated of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by Oil Express Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Oil Express.

In 1970, she was acquired by Cheramie Boat Rentals Incorporated of Galliano, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Tate Cheramie.

In 1987, the tug was acquired by Able Marine Towing Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Christy Badeaux.

In 1988, she was acquired by the Frazier Towing Company Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Robert P. Frazier.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by Lynn Marine LLC. of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Norah Lynn.

In 2013, she was acquired by Dupre Marine Transportation Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mary Dupre.

In 2022, the tug was phased out active service. And she was "laid up" at Houston, Texas.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 5:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,440 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: MARY DUPRE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 557739
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH2629
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: LAROSE SHIPYARD INC.
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 67.3
  • Hailing Port: HOUMA, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 79
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mary Delgrandile, Oil Express, Tate Cheramie, Christy Badeaux, ROBERT P. FRAZIER, M/V NORAH LYNN, M/V MARY DUPRE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Delile Towing Inc., Oil Express Inc., Cheramie Boat Rentals Inc., Able Marine Towing Inc., Frazier Towing Co. Inc., Frazier Inland Marine Co. Inc., Lynn Marine LLC., PAC Marine LLC.