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JAMES E. BROWN
Photo by: Benjamin Moll

Built in 2015, by Rodriguez Shipbuilding Incorporated of Coden, Alabama (hull #314) as the James E. Brown Thomas J. Brown and Sons Incorporated of Staten Island, New York.

Powered by to Caterpillar C32 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears at a ratio of 5.46:1. Turning two 79(in) by 66(in), fixed pitch propellers. For a rated 1,000 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 27,000 gallons of fuel, 5,000 gallons of fresh water, 350 gallons of lube oil, and 350 gallons of clutch oil.
(Birk Thomas)


  • Vessel Name: JAMES E. BROWN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1260103
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDH9622
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 314
  • Ship Builder: RODRIGUEZ SHIPBUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 74.2
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 11.1
  • Hull Breadth: 30
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 67
  • Owner:
    THOMAS J BROWN & SONS INC
    136 ASPINWALL STREET
    STATEN ISLAND, NY 10307