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Built in 1973, by Superior Boat Works Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #121) as the Rusty Flowers for the Flowers Transportation Company Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi.

In 1975, the tug was sold, where she was renamed as the Tangipahoa.

In 1978, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed the Senator Stennis.

In 2021, the tug was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Rosedale, Mississippi.

Powered by two, GM 16-567 diesel engines. She was a twin screw towboat rated at 3,200 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: SENATOR STENNIS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 552502
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2729
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 121
  • Ship Builder: Superior Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 138
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 634
  • Net Tonnage: 526
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Rusty Flowers, Tangipahoa, SENATOR STENNIS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Flowers Transportation Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP