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DAVID L. FIELDS

Built in 1972, by Jeffboat Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana (hull #2997) as the D. Ray Miller for the American Commercial Barge Line Incorporated of of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

In 2001, the tug was acquired by the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Greg Minton.

In 2004, the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana renamed the tug was the David L. Fields.

Powered by two, EMD 16-645E7B diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.192:1. Turning two, Avdl, 110(in) by 105(in) stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 6,140 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deer 6081, generator sets. The tug's capacities are 102,900 gallons of fuel, and 3,001 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: DAVID L. FIELDS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 555425
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH6464
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 2997
  • Ship Builder: Jeffboat, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 134.1
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 10.7
  • Hull Breadth: 48
  • Gross Tonnage: 946
  • Net Tonnage: 643
  • Owner:
    MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC
    150 BALLARD CIRCLE
    PADUCAH, KY 42001
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    D. RAY MILLER, GREG MINTON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    American Commercial Barge Line Inc., MARQUETTE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY LLC