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VERA K.
Pictured as: the Bobbie Ann (Bobbie Ann, LLC.) Photo by: Chris Jenkins

Built in 1967, by Main Iron Works of Houma, Louisiana (hull #192) as the Dixie Pirate for Dixie Carriers Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1982, she was acquired by Offshore Incorporated of Mobile, Alabama where it is believed the tug retained her name.

The tug was later acquired by Ireland Marine Transportation, Incorporated where she was renamed as the Goose Creek.

She was later acquired by the Kosnac Floating Derrick Corporation of Staten Island, New York where she was renamed as the Vera K.

The tug was eventually sold to an interest in Townsend, Georgia where she was renamed as the Bobbie Ann .

Originally powered by two GM 16V-71 diesel engines, she was rated at 1,000 horsepower. At some point she was repowered with two Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines, she is a twin screw tug rated at 1,600 horsepower.
(Dan Owen, Harold E. Tartell)


  • Vessel Name: VERA K.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 510349
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC7609
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: I92
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 68.8
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 6.2
  • Hull Breadth: 22.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Owner:
    M/T BOBBIE ANN LLC
    1467 PATTERSON ISLAND RD SE
    TOWNSEND, GA 31331
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dixie Pirate, GOOSE CREEK, VERA K
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Carriers, Offshore Incorporated, IRELAND MARINE TRANSPORTATION INC., KOSNAC FLOATING DERRICK CORP