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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: NEW ORLEANS, LA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 171
  • Net Tonnage: 105
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Katy Riley, Colorado
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Alamo Inland Marine Co., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP