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JESS NEWTON
Pictured as: the Jess Newton (Suderman and Young) Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 2000, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #410) as the Jess Newton for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas.

She was the first tractor tug, added to the company's fleet. 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.

The Jess Newton was the second tractor tug, added to the G and H Towing Company's fleet.

Fitted with two "z-drives." She is rated at 4,300 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: JESS NEWTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 11048250
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 89624480
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDA2941
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 410
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Length: 96
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 17.1
  • Hull Breadth: 38
  • Gross Tonnage: 246
  • Net Tonnage: 167
  • Owner:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY
    2777 ALLEN PARKWAY
    STE 900
    HOUSTON, TX 77019
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY