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MELODY GOLDING
Pictured as: the City of New Orleans (Kirby Corporation) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1980, by Janoush Marine Incorporated of Rosedale, Mississippi (hull #6) as the Melody Golding for the Ole Man River Towing Incorporated of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the City of New Orleans.

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

Repowered in 1985, the tug is powered by three, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. She is a triple screw towboat, rated at 3,300 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MELODY GOLDING
  • USCG Doc. No.: 629754
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2657
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 6
  • Ship Builder: Janoush Marine, Inc
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 113.4
  • Hull Depth: 9.6
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 437
  • Net Tonnage: 297
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MELODY GOLDING
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Ole Man River Towing Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP