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RODNEY MITCHELL
Pictured as: the Rodney Mitchell (Crosby Marine Transportation) Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1980, by Horton Boats Incorporated of Bayou La Batre, Alabama (hull #211) as the Rodney Mitchell for M and W Marine Service Incorporated of Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

In 1994, the tug was acquired by the Crosby Marine Transportation Company of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3408 diesel engines. Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 30kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 12,000 gallons of fuel oil, and 2,500 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: RODNEY MITCHELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0629731
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCV8372
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 211
  • Ship Builder: HORTON BOATS INC
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 57.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.2
  • Hull Breadth: 22.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 99
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    M and W Marine Service Inc., VINTON CROSBY INC