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J.E. O'DONNELL

Built in 1981, by the Crumpler's Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #838) as the J.E. O'Donnell for the Binion Marine Service Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1983, the tug was acquired by Hollywood Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where she retained her name.

In 1999, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

Repowered in 2001, the tug is driven by two Volvo D34A diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 7:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,600 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: J.E. O'DONNELL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 640379
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2694
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 838
  • Ship Builder: CRUMPLER'S SHIPBUILDING COMPANY INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 66.1
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 178
  • Net Tonnage: 121
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DRIVE STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    J E O'DONNELL
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Binion Marine Service Inc., Hollywood Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP