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JOSIAH STEPHEN
Pictured as: the Ranger (Intracoastal Marine) Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1975, by the Diamond Manufacturing Company of Savannah, Georgia (hull #404B) as the Capt. Leary for Biblia Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia.

Biblia Incorporated later renamed the tug as the Josiah Stephen.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by Intercoastal Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Ranger.

In 2009, she was acquired by the Skanska Group Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Where the retained her name.

In 2016, the tug went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 680 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JOSIAH STEPHEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 563269
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Limited Bowaters Only
  • Call Sign: WDE7975
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 404B
  • Ship Builder: Diamond Manufacturing Co.
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 52.9
  • Hull Depth: 7.3
  • Hull Breadth: 18
  • Gross Tonnage: 55
  • Net Tonnage: 37
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CAPT. LEARY, JOSIAH STEPHEN, RANGER
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BIBLIA INC, SAVANNAH MARINE SERVICES INC, CAROLINA TUG COMPANY INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC, SKANSKA USA CIVIL SOUTHEAST INC