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MARY BETH D.

Built in 1954, by Rowe Industries Incorporated of Georgetown, South Carolina (hull #2) as the Fort Edisto for Wayland T. Coppedge Jr. of the White Stack Towing Company of Jacksonville, Florida.

In 1996, the tug was acquired by the Richards Marine Service of Charleston, South Carolina. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2006, she was acquired by Coastline Marine Towing Incorporated of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. Where the tug was renamed as the Mary Beth D.

In 2014, the tug went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a single screw tug, rated at 500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MARY BETH D.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 269065
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDB9503
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2
  • Ship Builder: Rowe Industries Inc.
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 55.4
  • Hull Depth: 5.6
  • Hull Breadth: 16
  • Gross Tonnage: 37
  • Net Tonnage: 25
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    FORT EDISTO, MARY BETH D.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    White Stack Towing Co., RICHARDS MARINE SERVICES CORP, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC, COASTLINE MARINE TOWING INC