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Built in 1970, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #235) as the Achilles for the Sabine Transportation Company of Port Arthur, Texas. A subsidy of the Chromalloy American Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri.

In 1980, the Chromalloy American Corporation was acquired by the Sequa Corporation of New York. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1992, the former assets of the Sabine Transportation Company where acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.

in 2020, she was phased out of active service and was "laid up" at Houston, Texas.

Repowered in 2005. The tug was powered by two, Volvo D25 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at ratio of 4.6:1. She was a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.

  • Vessel Name: ACHILLES
  • USCG Doc. No.: 526839
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8842105
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC2571
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 235
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS, INC.
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 71.2
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 10.2
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 140
  • Net Tonnage: 95
  • Previous Vessel Names:
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Sabine Transportation Co., Chromalloy American Corp., Sequa Corp., KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP A DELAWARE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP