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LADY NITA
Pictured as the: Julia B. (Corman Marine Construction) Photo by: Luis Reyes

Built in 1976, by Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #19) as the White Eagle for Gulf-Intercoastal Marine Services Incorporated of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

In 1976, the tug was acquired by Conoco Incorporated of Westlake, Louisiana. Where she retained her name.

In 1995, she was acquired by to LA Carriers Incorporated Cut Off, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Lady Nita.

In 2003, the tug B and R Towing Incorporated of Cut Off, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Brooks-Ryan.

In 2005, she was acquired by the John Dugat Company of Aransas Pass, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Holly Kay.

In 2011, the tug was acquired by the Corman Marine Construction Incorporated of Annapolis Junction, Maryland. Where she was renamed as the Julia B.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA19-M diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,000 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: LADY NITA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 570858
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE6124
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 19
  • Ship Builder: Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Length: 54
  • Hailing Port: BALTIMORE, MD.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 94
  • Net Tonnage: 64
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    White Eagle, Lady Nita, Brooks-Ryan, Holly Kay
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gulf-Intercoastal Marine Services Inc., Conoco Inc., LA Carriers Inc., B & R Towing Inc., John Dugat Co., Raymond Dugat Co.