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BETH ARMSTRONG
Pictured as: the City of Vicksburg (Kirby Corporation) 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.

In 2018, the tug was phased out of active service. And, she was "laid up."

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


  • Vessel Name: BETH ARMSTRONG
  • 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
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 45
  • Gross Tonnage: 710
  • Net Tonnage: 502
  • 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