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LAMAR
Photo by: Sam Draye

Built in 2008, by Orange Shipbuilding Incorporated of Orange, Texas (hull #393) as the Lamar for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

A Z-Tech 7500 series tractor tug, designed by the Naval Architecture firm of Robert Allan Limited of Vancouver, British Columbia. She was the third Z-Tech 7500 tractor tug designed by Robert Allen Limited for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas. And, the fifth tractor tug to enter service for Superman and Young.

The Suderman and Young Towing Company along with the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas. Maintained 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.

The Lamar was the fifth Z-Tech 7500 for the G and H Towing Company. And, was the eleventh tractor tug added to the G and H Towing Company's fleet.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder Caterpillar 3516C-HD diesel engines. Driving two SRP 1520 FP "z-drives." Outfitted with 106(in), stainless steel, propellers. For a rated 6,1050 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by to 125kW Marathon generator sets. The tug's capacities are 47,530 gallons of fuel, 1,660 gallons of hydraulic oil, 2,089 gallons of lube oil, and 6,299 gallons of potable water.

The tug's towing gear consists of a 200 horsepower, Markey DESF-48 winch on her bow. However, she not fitted with one on the stern, instead she is equipped with a set of "H" bitts to allow options open for possible towing gear or another hawser winch on the stern. The tug is also FiFi-1 compliant.


  • Vessel Name: LAMAR
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1217085
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9585065
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE7053
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 393
  • Ship Builder: ORANGE SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 90.5
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 16.3
  • Hull Breadth: 39.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 257
  • Net Tonnage: 175
  • Owner:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY
    2777 ALLEN PARKWAY STE 900
    HOUSTON, TX 77019
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY