Built in 2010, by Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, Maryland (hull #94) as the Charles Burton for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
She was the third Sassafras class tug constructed for the Vane Brothers Company. Designed by Frank Basile of Entech and Associates of Houma, Louisiana. And, the third tug built for the Vane Brothers Company by the Chesapeake Shipbuilding Corporation.
Named for Charles "Charley" Burton Hughes. The youngest son of the Vane Brothers Company President C. Duff Hughes.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 6500 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.04:1. Turning two, 87(in), Rolls Royce, four bladed, fixed pitch, propellers. For a rated 3,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 99kW John Deere 6068T generator sets. The tug's capacities are 65,575 gallons of fuel, 2,068 gallons of lube oil, and 2,890 gallons of water.
The tug's towing gear consists of JonRie InterTech towing winch, driven by a John Deere 4045 diesel engine. With a JonRie InterTech deck capstan on her stern.