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LAMPASAS

Built in 1980, by Superior Boat Works Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #143) as the Don L. for Lalande Towing Incorporated New Iberia, Louisiana.

In 1981, the tug was acquired by the Brent Towing Company of Greenville, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the Uncle Jesse.

In 1984, she was acquired by the Gunter Boat Rentals Company of Oak Grove, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Merry Gunter.

In 1985, the tug was acquired by the Brent Towing Company of Greenville, Mississippi. Where she was renamed as the Wendy Brent.

In 1990, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Lampasas.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.5:1. She is a twin screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 900 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LAMPASAS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 618135
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2701
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 143
  • Ship Builder: Superior Boat Works
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 60.7
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 6.6
  • Hull Breadth: 23
  • Gross Tonnage: 93
  • Net Tonnage: 46
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Don L., Uncle Jesse, Merry Gunter, Wendy Brent
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Lalande Towing Inc., Brent Towing Co., Gunter Boat Rentals Co., Brent Towing Co., Dixie Marine Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP