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MISS RACHEL

Built in 1981, by Bayou Shipyard Incorporated of Bridge City, Texas as the Alamo Express for the Alamo Barge Lines Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Express.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Miss Rachel.

Powered by two, Caterpillar D379 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MISS RACHEL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 632292
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2610
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: BAYOU SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 63.2
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 25.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 173
  • Net Tonnage: 117
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Alamo Express, EXPRESS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Alamo Barge Lines Inc., Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP