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CITY OF VICKSBURG
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1981, by St. Louis Ship Incorporated of St. Louis, Missouri (hull #4753) as the Beth Armstrong for the H and S Transportation Company of Houston, Texas.

In 1981, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the North Bend.

In 1987, the tug was sold. Where she was renamed as the City of Memphis.

In 1994, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the City of Vicksburg.

Powered by two, GM 16-645E7BA diesel engines. With Falk reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.345:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat, with kort nozzles. For a rated 6,140 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CITY OF VICKSBURG
  • USCG Doc. No.: 636306
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2660
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 4753
  • Ship Builder: St. Louis Ship, Inc
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 141.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 45
  • Gross Tonnage: 710
  • Net Tonnage: 502
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Beth Armstrong, North Bend, City of Memphis, CITY OF MEMPHIS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    H and S 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