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CITY OF PADUCAH
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1982, by Jeffboat Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Indiana (hull #812625) as the Exxon St. Louis for the Exxon Shipping Company of Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1993, in the wake of the Exxon Valdez incident. The Exxon Shipping Company was rebranded as the SeaRiver Maritime Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the S/R St. Louis.

In 2003, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the City of Paducah

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

Powered by two, GM 16-645E6 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat. rated at 4,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CITY OF PADUCAH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 651989
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8845341
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2617
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 812625
  • Ship Builder: JEFFBOAT INCORPORATED
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Length: 130
  • Hull Depth: 11
  • Hull Breadth: 44
  • Gross Tonnage: 646
  • Net Tonnage: 442
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    EXXON ST. LOUIS, S/R ST LOUIS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Exxon Shipping Co. Inc.,SEARIVER MARITIME INC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP