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VALOUR
Pictured as: the Dixie Valour (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1966, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #179) as the Dixie Valour for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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

In 2018, the Kirby Corporation renamed the tug as the Valour.

Powered by two, Volvo D25 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.6:1. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: VALOUR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 5061000
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2681
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: H179
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 71.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 143
  • Net Tonnage: 97
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Carriers Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP