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BATON ROUGE
Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 1965, by the Southern Shipbuilding Corporation of Slidell, Louisiana (hull #69) as the Manta for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Galveston, Texas.

Along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. The Suderman and Young Towing Company is part of a combined operating company, the G and H Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

In 2011, the G and H Towing Company became part of a joint venture between the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut. Where she was renamed as the Baton Rouge.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.
(Dan Owen)


  • Vessel Name: BATON ROUGE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 501792
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6614229
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WB7981
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 69
  • Ship Builder: SOUTHERN SHPBLDG CORP
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 109.8
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 299
  • Net Tonnage: 203
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MANTA
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    G & H TOWING CO