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ABBIE C.
PIctured as: the Beaufort Belle (PCS Phosphate) Photo by: William L. Baxter

Built in 1974, by Rayco Shipbuilders and Repairs Incorporated of Bourg, Louisiana (hull #37) as the Abbie C. for the PCS Phosphate Company of Aurora, North Carolina.

1980, the PCS Phosphate Company renamed the tug as the Beaufort Belle.

In 2018, the tug was acquired by the Norfolk Tug Company of Norfolk, Virginia. Where she retained her name.

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


  • Vessel Name: ABBIE C.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 561502
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8227094
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WBC3029
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 37
  • Ship Builder: Rayco Shipbuilders & Repairs Inc.
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: BEAUFORT-MOREHEAD CITY, NC.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 240
  • Net Tonnage: 163
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Abbie C., BEAUFORT BELLE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    PCS Phosphate Co.