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MISS SUSAN
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1995, by John Bludworth Marine Incorporated of Pasadena, Texas (hull #103) as the Miss Susan for Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2017, the Kirby Corporation renamed the tug as the Sammy Tate.

She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 1,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MISS SUSAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1026248
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2611
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 103
  • Ship Builder: JOHN BLUEWORTH MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Length: 70
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 105
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MISS SUSAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP