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LAURA HADEN (1979)

Built in 1979, by the Diamond Manufacturing Company of Savannah, Georgia (hull #M-470) as the Laura 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 1996, the tug sank after a collision in the Houston Ship Channel. Although she was raised, the tug was declared a loss, and was scrapped.

She was powered by a single, EMD 16-645E7B diesel engine. With a Reintjes WAV 3400 reduction gear, at a ratio of 5.053:1, outfitted with a flanking rudder. She was a single screw tug, rated 3,070 horsepower.

The tug's capacities were 46,932 gallons of fuel, 1,256 gallons of lube oil, and 3,225 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: LAURA HADEN (1979)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 6063430
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 78165990
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WYA3220
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: M-470
  • Ship Builder: DIAMOND MANUFACTURING CO
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 88.7
  • Hull Depth: 16.4
  • Hull Breadth: 32
  • Gross Tonnage: 172
  • Net Tonnage: 117
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Laura Haden
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    BAY HOUSTON MARITIME INDUSTRIES