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JOHN P. BROWN
Pictured as: the Joyce D. Brown (Thomas J. Brown) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2002, by A and B Shipyards of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #308) as the John P. Brown for Thomas J. Brown and Son Incorporated of Staten Island, New York.

In 2013, the tug was renamed as the Joyce D. Brown.

In 2022, the company was acquired by the Seward Marine Services Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where she was renamed as the Geri T.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 3512 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears at a ratio of 6:1. Turning two, fixed pitch propellers for a rated 2,600 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 30,000 gallons of fuel oil and 500 gallons of lube oil.


  • Vessel Name: JOHN P. BROWN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1124180
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8976487
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDA9975
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 308
  • Ship Builder: A & B INDUSTRIES OF MORGAN CITY
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Length: 78
  • Hailing Port: CHESAPEAKE, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 10.5
  • Hull Breadth: 26
  • Gross Tonnage: 142
  • Net Tonnage: 114
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    JOHN P. BROWN, JOYCE D. BROWN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    THOMAS J BROWN & SONS INC