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CLAXTON
Pictured as: the Claxton (Suderman and Young Towing) Photo by: Adriann Cyr

Built in 1995, by Main Iron Works Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #397) as the Claxton for the Suderman and Young Towing Company of Houston, 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.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder EMD 16-645-E2 diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, fitted with flanking rudders. For a rated 4,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by to 75kW generator sets. The tug's capacities are 45,701 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: CLAXTON
  • USCG Doc. No.: 10358640
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 91321310
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCU9257
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 397
  • Ship Builder: MAIN IRON WORKS
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Length: 91.9
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 18.5
  • Hull Breadth: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SUDERMAN & YOUNG TOWING COMPANY