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SPIRIT (1981)

Built in 1981, by Bayou Shipyard Incorporated of Bridge City, Texas as the Alamo Spirit 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 Spirit.

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

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19 diesel engines. With Caterpillar reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.11:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SPIRIT (1981)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 643081
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2731
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: BAYOU SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 64.8
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9.7
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 170
  • Net Tonnage: 116
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Alamo Spirit, Spirit
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Alamo Barge Lines Inc., Hollywood Marine, Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP