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CITY OF CHICAGO

Built in 1982, by Jeffboat Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana as the Exxon Chicago for the Exxon Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1993, in the wake of the Exxon Valdez incident. The Exxon Shipping Company was rebranded as the SeaRiver Maritime Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the S/R Chicago.

In 1999, the Exxon Oil Company merged with the Mobil Oil Corporation to form the ExxonMobil Corporation of Irving, Texas. The SeaRiver Maritime Company continued to operate as a subsidy of the ExxonMobil Corporation. And, the tug retained her name.

In 2003, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the City of Chicago.

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

Powered by two, GM 16-645E6 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.958:1. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 4,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CITY OF CHICAGO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 650617
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8845353
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2646
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: JEFFBOAT INCORPORATED
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 130
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 44
  • Gross Tonnage: 646
  • Net Tonnage: 442
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    EXXON CHICAGO, S/R CHICAGO, CITY OF CHICAGO
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Exxon Shipping Co., SEARIVER MARITIME INC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP