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BARBARA MORAN (1949)
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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.

The tug was the third of series of five Grace Moran class tugs. Designed by Naval Architect Joe Hack and, built by the Levingston Shipbuilding Company. For the Moran Towing Company. The series of tugs, were often referred to as "Moran's Cadillacs."

In 1971, the tug was transferred to the Curtis Bay Towing Company of Baltimore, Maryland. An affiliate of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, New York. Where she was renamed as the Lambert Point.

In 1988, the Curtis Bay Towing Company was absorbed into the Moran Towing Corporation. Where the tug was renamed as the Georgia Moran.

In 2004, the tug was scrapped. She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,750 horsepower.
(Don Waldeck)


  • Vessel Name: BARBARA MORAN (1949)
  • 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 CORPORATION