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W.F. FREDEMAN JR.

Built in 1974, by the Fredeman Shipyard of Carlyss, Louisiana (hull #111) as the W.F. Fredeman Jr. for the Port Arthur Towing Company of Port Arthur, Texas.

In 1995, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she was renamed as the City of Redwood.

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

Powered by two, GM 16-645E2 diesel engines. With Western reduction gears, at a ratio of 4:1. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 3,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: W.F. FREDEMAN JR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 558549
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2659
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 111
  • Ship Builder: Fredeman Shipyard
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Length: 122.2
  • Hull Depth: 10.4
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 417
  • Net Tonnage: 284
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    W F FREDEMAN JR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Port Arthur Towing 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