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RAPTURE

Built in 1975, by F.B. Walker and Sons Incorporated of Pascagoula, Mississippi (hull #200) as the Venture II for Venture Towing Incorporated of Gretna, Louisiana.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Australia Point Fleeting Incorporated of Plaquemine, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Shanty Frank.

In 1996, she was acquired by American Tugs Incorporated of Harvey, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Rapture.

In 2007, the tug was acquired by the Intergulf Corporation of LaPorte, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by E Squared Marine Service of Friendswood, Texas. Wheres she was renamed as the Lincoln Thomas.

Re powered in 2010, she is driven by two, Cummins KTA38-M0 diesel engines. With ZF reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: RAPTURE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5679800
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD5949
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 200
  • Ship Builder: FB WALKER & SONS INC
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 66.4
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 160
  • Net Tonnage: 109
  • Owner:
    E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC
    1102 B S FRIENDSWOOD DR PO BOX 324
    FRIENDSWOOD, TX 77549
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Venture II, Shanty Frank, Rapture
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Venture Towing Inc., Australia Point Fleeting Inc., MOLLY LEE TOWING CO INC, INTERGULF CORPORATION, E SQUARED MARINE SERVICE LLC