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KINGFISHER

Built in 1980, by the Dravo Steelship Corporation of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (hull #163-88-80) as the Kingfisher for Radcliff Materials Incorporated of Mobile, Alabama.

In 1984, the tug was acquired by the Holcim Cement Company of Jona, Switzerland. With the United States based operations located in Theodore, Alabama. Where she retained her name.

In 2014, the Holcim Cement Company merged with Lafarge Cement of Paris, France to form LafargeHolcim Limited. The company's United States based operations located in Theodore, Alabama. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2021, she was was acquired by Seward Marine Services Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Powered by two, Caterpillar D398-TA diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: KINGFISHER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0626256
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Limited Bowaters Only
  • Call Sign: WD64609
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 163-88-80
  • Ship Builder: DRAVO STEELSHIP CORP.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 75
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 251
  • Net Tonnage: 170
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Kingfisher
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Radcliff Materials Inc., Holcim Cement Co., LafargeHolcim LTD.