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A U.S. marine salvage legend A U.S. marine salvage legend founded T&T in 1957 founded T&T in 1957

Rudy Teichman, a legend in the U.S. marine salvage industry, founded T&T in 1957, now one of the world’s largest international salvage companies.

In a sense, Rudy was larger than life and one who was often referred to as a “force of nature.” He was an entrepreneur, inventor, salvor, deep sea diver, airplane pilot, licensed mariner, restaurateur, musician, philanthropist, mechanic, machinist, politician, and husband, father and grandfather. And, in spite all of his accomplishments, he was more importantly a man of character, hard work and integrity, in a time when your word was your contract.

As a leader, he was loved by his crew and, even ? ve years after his passing, there is not a day that goes by at T&T that a story is not told of Rudy’s many adventures (and misadventures). Rudy was drafted in the Army during the Korean War, ultimately serving in Germany. After returning to his home on Galveston

Island and working at a ship yard for a few years, he established his own small shipyard and quickly

Photos: T&T Salvage discovered his calling and passion for marine salvage.

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