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CATHERINE JEWEL
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Built in 1975, by the Putnam Shipbuilding Incorporated of Palatka, Florida (hull #5) as the Sun Gypsy for Sun State Marine Services Incorporated of Jacksonville, Florida. A subsidy of the Colonial Oil Company of Savannah, Georgia.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by Biblia Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia. Where she was renamed as the Catherine Jewel.

In 2017, she went out of documentation, and the tug was "laid up" at Savannah, Georgia. She was a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CATHERINE JEWEL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 572179
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 5
  • Ship Builder: PUTNAM SHIPBUILDING CORP
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 52.7
  • Hull Depth: 8.1
  • Hull Breadth: 21.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 76
  • Net Tonnage: 52
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SUN GYPSY
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sun State Marine Services Inc., COLONIAL TOWING INC, SAVANNAH MARINE SERVICES INC, SAVANNAH MARINE SERVICES INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC, BIBLIA INC