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INLAND CARDINAL

Built in 1977, by the Dravo Steel Ship Corporation of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (hull #76-80-76) as the Forest Queen for the International Paper Company of Mobile, Alabama.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Inland Dredging Company of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Where she was renamed as the Inland Cardinal.

Repowered in 1992, she is powered by two Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,120 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: INLAND CARDINAL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 579633
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG2108
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 76-80-76
  • Ship Builder: Dravo SteelShip Corp.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 76
  • Hailing Port: DYERSBURG, TN.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 167
  • Net Tonnage: 113
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Forest Queen, INLAND CARDINAL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    International Paper Co., Inland Dredging Company LLC