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FILLY
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1981, by Glendale Boat Works of Channelview, Texas as the Filly for the Western Towing Company of Channelview, Texas.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Volvo D12 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FILLY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 639501
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2691
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: GLENDALE BOAT WORKS
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 56.6
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 8.6
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 94
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Filly
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Western Towing Co. Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP