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RUTH McCOY
Pictured as: the Miss Sammylee (Stephens Maritime) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1977, by Dravo SteelShip Corporation of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (hull #73-50-77) as Ruth McCoy for the Midstream Fuel Service Incorporated of Mobile, Alabama.

In 2008, the tug was acquired by the Stephens Maritime Corporation of Bay Minette, Alabama. Where the tug was renamed as the Miss Sammylee.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71N diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.5:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: RUTH McCOY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 587336
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE5035
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 73-50-77
  • Ship Builder: Dravo SteelShip Corp.
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 47
  • Hailing Port: MOBILE, AL.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 63
  • Net Tonnage: 43
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    RUTH MCCOY, MISS SAMMYLEE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Midstream Fuel Service Inc., Mobile Maritime Services LLC