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VENGEANCE

Built in 1966, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #180) as the Dixie Vengeance for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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

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

Powered by two, Cummins KTA38-M0 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: VENGEANCE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 506543
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2621
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 180
  • 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
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP