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DIANNE C. McALLISTER
Pictured as: the American Eagle (Oscar Niemeth Towing) Photo by: Robert Hogg

Built in 1970, by Southern Shipbuilding of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #87) as the Rusty B. for Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Incorporated of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

In 1979, the tug was acquired by the McAllister Brothers Towing Company of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Dianne C. McAllister.

In 1984, the McAllister Brothers Towing Company renamed the tug, as the Roderick McAllister.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the Oscar Niemeth Towing Company Incorporated of Oakland, California. Where she was renamed American Eagle.

Powered by two, twelve cylinder, EMD diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DIANNE C. McALLISTER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 527215
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7032416
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WZS7556
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 87
  • Ship Builder: SOUTHERN SHIPBUILDING, INC,
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 106.5
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 193
  • Net Tonnage: 131
  • Owner:
    OSCAR NIEMETH TOWING INC
    (1425 TICHENOR CT LAFAYETTE CA) PO BOX 24848
    OAKLAND, CA 94623
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Rusty B., DIANNE C. McALLISTER, RODERICK McALLISTER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Nolty J. Theriot Offshore Inc., McAllister Bros. Towing Co, OSCAR NIEMETH TOWING INC