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THE JUDGE
Photo by: Tord Avsnes Saele

Built in 1977, by Todd Shipyard of Galveston, Texas (hull #48) as The Judge for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

Also, the Suderman and Young Towing Company along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Maintain an 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. The Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas, and the Superman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Serving the Cameron LNG facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Powered by two A/B Bofors Nohab diesel engines. Turning two stainless steel, fixed pitch, propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: THE JUDGE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 585206
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7502370
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYG7458
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 48
  • Ship Builder: TODD SHIPYARD CORP
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Length: 87.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 12.6
  • Hull Breadth: 32.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Owner:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY
    2777 ALLEN PARKWAY
    STE 900
    HOUSTON, TX 77019
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY