January 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Suderman & Young Towing Elects Rayzor President

Suderman & Young Towing Co., a Houston, Texas-based towing firm with operations throughout the Western U.S. Gulf Coast, has announced the election of N. Claxton Rayzor as the company's president.

Mr. Rayzor joined the oil field service industry after graduating from Rice University. In 1957, he became manager of the New Orleans, La., office of a prominent offshore towing contractor.

He joined Suderman & Young in 1959.

According to Mr. Rayzor, a program to upgrade and modernize Suderman & Young's fleet is now underway. Two of the company's tugs have been repowered with 2,400-hp Nohab Polar F engines. One was delivered December '76, and the other will be delivered this month.

In addition, in the first quarter of 1977, Suderman & Young will take delivery of a new 3,200-hp tug which was designed specifically for general harbor work.

Her high bollard pulls of over 50 tons ahead and 40 tons astern will make her the most powerful harbor tug in the U.S. Gulf.

Suderman & Young is the oldest towing company on the U.S.

Gulf Coast, with tugs on station in Houston, Galveston, Texas City, Freeport and Corpus Christi, Texas.

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