Built in 2012, by Rodriguez Shipbuilding Incorporated of Bayou LaBatre, Alabama (hull #302) as the Cheryl M. Settoon for Settoon Towing Incorporated of Pierre Part, Louisiana.
In 2017, the tug was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where she was renamed as the Savage Ingenuity.
In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Sammy Tate.
Powered by two, Mitsubishi S12A2 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,880 horsepower.