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CITY OF LOUISVILLE
Photo by: Captain Peter

Built in 1962, by the Dravo Corporation of Neville Island, Pennsylvania as the Mary B. for the Rebel Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 1965, the tug was acquired by the Thomas Petroleum Transit Company of Butler, Pennsylvania. Where she was renames as the Walter Curdy.

In 1976, she was acquired by Ashland Oil Incorporated of Freedom, Pennsylvania. Where the tug was renamed as the City of Louisville.

In 1993, the tug was acquired by the TPT Transportation Company of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 1995, she was acquired by the Brent Towing Company of Greenville, Mississippi. Where the tug retained her name.

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

Powered by two, GM 16-567C-E2 diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.75:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat, with kort nozzles. Rated at 3,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CITY OF LOUISVILLE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 287746
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2655
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Dravo Corporation
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Length: 138.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9.8
  • Hull Breadth: 34.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 512
  • Net Tonnage: 348
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Mary B., Walter Curdy, City of Louisville
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Rebel Towing Co., Thomas Petroleum Transit Co., TPT Div., Ashland Oil, Inc., TPT Transportation Co., Brent Transportation Corp., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP