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COLORADO

Built in 1968, Greenville Manufacturing and Machine Works of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #6847) as the Katy Riley Southern Towing Company Caruthersville, Missouri.

In 1981, the tug burned in a fire. The tug was salvaged, and was rebuilt by Mainstream Shipyards of Greenville, Mississippi.

In 1987, she was acquired by the Alamo Inland Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Colorado.

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.

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

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M3 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at ratio of 5.17:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: COLORADO
  • USCG Doc. No.: 514269
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2661
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6847
  • Ship Builder: Greenville Mfg. & Machine Works
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 69
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 171
  • Net Tonnage: 105
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    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