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DIXIE VALOUR
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 1966, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #179) as the Dixie Valour for Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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

In 2018, the Kirby Corporation renamed the tug as the Valour.

Powered by two, Volvo D25 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.6:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DIXIE VALOUR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 506100
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2681
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: H179
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS INC
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 71.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 143
  • Net Tonnage: 97
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DIXIE VALOUR
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dixie Carriers Inc., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP