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MISS BETTYE
Pictured as: the Miss Bettye (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1995, by John Bludworth Marine Incorporated of Pasadena, Texas (hull #102) as the Miss Bettye for Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 2020, she was acquired by Colonial Towing Incorporated of Savannah, Georgia. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA-38M1 diesel engines. She is a twin towboat, rated at 1,600 horsepower.
(Gary Gale)


  • Vessel Name: MISS BETTYE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 010262420
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDL4388
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 102
  • Ship Builder: JOHN BLUDWORTH MARINE INC
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Length: 70
  • Hailing Port: SAVANNAH, GA.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 105
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Miss Bettye
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP