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ST. CHARLES (1956)
Pictured as: the St. Charles (River Parishes Company) Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1956, by Gulfport Shipbuilding of Port Arthur, Texas (hull #496) as the M.P. Anderson for Brown and Root Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1971, she was acquired by the Colle Towing Company of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the John Colle Jr.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by the River Parishes Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was named as the St. Charles.

In 2007, the River Parishes Company was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2011, she was acquired by the True North Marine Company of Pass Christian, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the Sarah.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Krause Marine Towing Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Adam F. Krause.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ST. CHARLES (1956)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 272945
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5215959
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC3085
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 496
  • Ship Builder: GULFPORT SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Length: 111
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 30.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 292
  • Net Tonnage: 198
  • Owner:
    KRAUSE MARINE TOWING CORPORATION
    9815 GUNFORGE ROAD
    PERRY HALL, MD 21128
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    M.P. Anderson, JOHN COLLE JR., ST. CHARLES, ST. CHARLES, SARAH
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Brown and Root Inc., Colle Towing Co. Inc., RIVER PARISHES CO INC., MORAN TOWING CORPORATION, TRUE NORTH MARINE LLC, KRAUSE MARINE TOWING CORPORATION, KRAUSE MARINE TOWING CORPORATION, KRAUSE MARINE TOWING CORPORATION, KRAUSE MARINE TOWING CORPORATION