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GROUPER

Built in 1966, by William Ed Jackson of Rockport, Texas as the Grouper for William Ed Jackson of Rockport, Texas.

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

In 2020, the tug was scrapped at Ingleside, Texas. She was a twin screw towboat, rated at 400 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: GROUPER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 504504
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WX9691
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: WILLIAM ED JACKSON
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 35
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 5
  • Hull Breadth: 13.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 15
  • Net Tonnage: 10
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    GROUPER, Brown Bay
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    William Ed Jackson, Brown Water Marine Inc.