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CITY OF PORT ALLEN
Pictured: the City of Port Allen (Ingram Barge Company) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1966, by the Hillman Barge and Construction Company of Brownsville, Pennsylvania (hull #526) as the Beverly Thomas for the Thomas Petroleum Transit Company of Butler, Pennsylvania.

In 1976, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the City of Port Allen.

In 2004, she was acquired by the Ingram Barge Company of Nashville, Tennessee. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,550 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: CITY OF PORT ALLEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 502693
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDD9053
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 526
  • Ship Builder: Hillman Barge & Construction Co
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 78.2
  • Hailing Port: ST. LOUIS, MO.
  • Hull Depth: 7.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 201
  • Net Tonnage: 136
  • Owner:
    INGRAM BARGE COMPANY
    4400 HARDING ROAD
    NASHVILLE, TN 37205
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Thomas Petroleum Transit Co., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, A BOAT COMPANY LLC, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY, INGRAM BARGE COMPANY