Built in 1982, by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington (hull #14) as the Point Thompson for Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California.
She was the first Point class tug constructed for Crowley Marine Services by Dakota Creek Industries.
In 2017, the tug was acquired by J.E. McAmis Incorporated of Chico, California. Where she was renamed as the James T.
Originally powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 V-12 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 540 reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.18:1. Turning two, four bladed, stainless steel propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 2,110 horsepower.
In 2017, the tug was re powered with two, Tier III-compliant, Cummins QSK38 diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG-540 reduction gears at a ratio of 6.18:1. Turning two, four bladed, stainless steel propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 2,000 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar 3304 auxiliary diesel engines. In 2017, the received two, Tier III compliant, 110kW, Cummins QSB7DM generator sets.
The tug's capacities are 60,000 gallons of fuel oil, 4,000 gallons of potable water, and 650 gallons lube oil.
The towing gear consists of a Smatco, single drum, towing winch. Outfitted with 1,900(ft) of 1.75(in) towing wire.