Home Search Links About Us Updates TBI Store Login
ROY BAKER
Photo by: Tord Avsnes Saele

Built in 1980, by the Greenville Shipbuilding Corporation of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #58) as the Dream for the Greenville Shipbuilding Corporation of Greenville, Mississippi.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Sayre Barge Rental Company of Caruthersville, Missouri. Where she was renamed as the Tommy Sayre.

In 1989, she was acquired by the Ole Man River Towing Company Incorporated of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Where the tug was renamed as the Jonathan Golding.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the OMR Transportation Company of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Where she retained her name.

In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Roy Baker.

Repowered in 1985, the tug is driven by two GM 12V-149 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,350 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ROY BAKER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 626299
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2698
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 58
  • Ship Builder: GREENVILLE SHIPBLDG CORP
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 67.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 7.6
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 166
  • Net Tonnage: 113
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dream, TOMMY SAYRE, JONATHAN GOLDING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Greenville Shipbuilding Corp., Sayre Barge Rental Co., Ole Man River Towing Inc., OMR Transportation Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP