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ANTIGONE

Built in 1967, by Greenville Shipbuilding of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #19) as the Joe McAlister for the McAlister Construction Company of Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1976, the tug was acquired by the Davis Construction Company of Memphis, Tennessee. Where she was renamed as the H.S. Davis.

In 1994, she was acquired by the Patton-Tully Transportation Company of Memphis, Tennessee. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Antigone.

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

Powered by two, Cummins K38-M II diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.09:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: ANTIGONE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 509141
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2574
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 19
  • Ship Builder: GREENVILLE SHIPBLDG CORP
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 87.7
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 28.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 244
  • Net Tonnage: 166
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Joe McAlister, H.S. DAVIS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    McAlister Construction Co., Davis Construction Co., Patton-Tully Transportation Co., Sabine Transportation Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP