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Built in 1987, at Panama City, Florida (hull #ME13).

In 2013, the tug was acquired by Dames Point Workboats LLC. of Jacksonville, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Dames Pointer III.

In 2023, she was acquired by P and L Towing and Transportation Incorporated of Miami, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Ralphus.

Powered by one, Detroit Diesel 8V71 diesel engine, with a Twin Disc reduction gear, at a ratio of 3:1. She is a single screw towboat, rated at 300 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 227 gallons of fuel, and 20 gallons of hydraulic oil.

  • Vessel Name: DAMES POINTER III
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1300316
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: ME13
  • Year Built: 1987
  • Length: 25.0
  • Hailing Port: MIAMI, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 4.3
  • Hull Breadth: 12.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 8
  • Net Tonnage: 7
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dames Pointer III.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dames Point Workboats LLC