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OREGON (1952)
Pictured as: the Galway Bay (Gaelic Tugboat Company) Photo by: Rudi Rabe

Built in 1952, by Alexander Shipyard Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana as the Jennifer George for the Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

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

In 1982, the tug was acquired by the Gaelic Tugboat Company of Grosse Isle, Michigan. Where she was renamed as the Galway Bay.

In 1990, she was acquired by the Great Lakes Towing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. Where she was renamed as the Oregon.

In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Florida Marine Terminals Company of Miami, Florida. Where she was renamed as the Gull.

In 2007, she was acquired by Mullane Brothers Marine Transportation of Norfolk, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the American Pride.

In 2008, the tug went out of documentation. Her current and or final disposition is unknown. She was originally powered by a single, EMD 12-567A diesel engine rated at 900 horsepower.

In 1966, she was re powered with a single, Cleveland Diesel 16-278A diesel engine. Built in 1944, it was rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: OREGON (1952)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 263869
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7426904
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WE4535
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: ALEXANDER SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Length: 81.7
  • Hull Depth: 10.9
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 63
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Jennifer George, Galway Bay, OREGON, GULL, AMERICAN PRIDE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Bay Houston Towing Co., Gaelic Towing Co., Great Lakes Towing Co,, FLORIDA MARINE TERMINAL INC, MULLANE BROS MARINE TRANSPORTATION LLC