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WALTER S.

Built in 1979, by the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #49) as the Walter S. for Alamo Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Detroit Series 60 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: WALTER S.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 603315
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2647
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 49
  • Ship Builder: LOUIS G. ORTIS BOAT CO.
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 56
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 113
  • Net Tonnage: 77
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP