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BROWN WATER XI

Built in 1980, the Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #97) as the Susan for the Republic Towing Corporation of Houston, Texas.

The tug was later acquired by Brown Water Marine Service Incorporated of Ingleside, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Brown Water XI.

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BROWN WATER XI
  • USCG Doc. No.: 625407
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3255
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 97
  • Ship Builder: Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Length: 55
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 82
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SUSAN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Republic Towing Co., BREATHWIT MARINE SUSAN INC, TUG SUSAN LLC., BROWN WATER TOWING X INC