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BARBARA MORAN
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Built in 1949, by Levingston Shipbuilding of Orange, Texas (hull #443) as the Barbara Moran for the Moran Towing Company of New York, New York.

Designed by Joe Hack she was a Grace Moran class tug. She was one of five diesel electric tugs built in 1949 by the Levingston Shipbuilding Company for the Moran Towing company. Built with her "sister" tugs, the: Grace Moran, Carol Moran, Doris Moran, and Moira Moran. They were referred to as "Moran's Cadillacs."

In 1971, she was renamed as the Lambert Point and operated as part of Moran Towing's Philadelphia fleet also known as Curtis Bay Towing of Baltimore, Maryland.

She was later renamed as the Georgia Moran and was returned to the Moran Towing New York fleet to tow garbage.

The tug was eventually scrapped.

She was a single screw tug rated at 1,750 horsepower.
(Don Waldeck)


  • Vessel Name: BARBARA MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 257969
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WC2882
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 443
  • Ship Builder: LEVINGSTON SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Length: 99.5
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 12
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 238
  • Net Tonnage: 15
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Barbara Moran, Lambert Point, Georgia Moran
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Moran Towing Company, Curtis Bay Towing, Moran Towing Company