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MORGAN RAY (2005)

Built in 2005, by LaForce Shipyard Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #143) as the Morgan Ray for Daigle Towing Service Incorporated of Belle Chasse, Louisiana.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by Lafayette Workboat Rentals Incorporated of Broussard, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mr. R.L. Guidry.

In 2010, she was acquired by Captain Earl Devall of Hackberry, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Captain Earl Devall.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.9:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,440 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MORGAN RAY (2005)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1167310
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE6608
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 143
  • Ship Builder: LaForce Shipyard Inc.
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Length: 68
  • Hailing Port: HACKBERRY, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 95
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MORGAN RAY, MR R L GUIDRY, CAPTAIN EARL DEVALL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Daigle Towing Service Inc., Lafayette Workboat Rentals Inc.