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FRANCES E. HADEN
Pictured as: the Frances E. Haden (Bay Houston Towing) Photo by: Vladimir Knyaz

Built in 1967, by Bludworth Shipyard Incorporated of Corpus Christi, Texas (hull #66) as the Frances E. Haden 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 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 a single, EMD 16-645C diesel engine, with a Western reduction gear. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,700 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FRANCES E. HADEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 0509067
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 07642132
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WX9254
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 66
  • Ship Builder: BLUDWORTH SHIPYARD INC
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 82.3
  • Hailing Port: HOUSTON, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 138
  • Net Tonnage: 94
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    INDENTURE OF TRUST DATED 8/11/1966