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PEDERNALES
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1981, by the Crumpler's Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas (hull #828) as the Pedernales for Rio Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

In 1986, Rio Marine Incorporated became the Alamo Inland Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1989, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

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

Powered by three, GM 12V-71 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a triple screw, square bow, push boat. Rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PEDERNALES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 641798
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2721
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 828
  • Ship Builder: CRUMPLER'S SHIPBUILDING COMPANY INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 66.8
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 180
  • Net Tonnage: 122
  • Owner:
    KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP
    55 WAUGH DR STE 1000
    HOUSTON, TX 77007
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Rio Marine Inc., Alamo Inland Marine 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, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP