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BAYOU BRAVE
Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1973, by Houma Shipbuilding Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #48) as the Miss Ann Rene.

In 1976, the tug was sold and renamed as the C.N. Slaughter.

In 1978, she was acquired by Misener Marine Construction Incorporated of Tampa, Florida. Where the tug was renamed as the Bayou Brave.

In 2015, the tug was acquired by Holden Marine Towing Incorporated of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Where she retained her name.

Powered by two, Detroit Diesel 16-V-71 natural diesel engines. With Twin Disc MG 521 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.17:1. Turning two, 64(in) by 40(in), four bladed, bronze, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 45kW, Perkins generator sets. The tug's capacities are 14,000 gallons of fuel, 200 gallons of lube oil, and 2,000 gallons of water.

The towing equipment consists of two, 35 ton manual winches mounted on the bow. With a single drum towing winch. Outfitted with 1.25(in) towing wire mounted on her stern, driven by a dedicated Detroit Diesel 3-71 diesel engine.


  • Vessel Name: BAYOU BRAVE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 547831
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8842363
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WCW8383
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 48
  • Ship Builder: HOUMA SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Length: 59
  • Hailing Port: FERNANDINA BEACH, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 22
  • Gross Tonnage: 76
  • Net Tonnage: 61
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Miss Ann Rene, C N SLAUGHTER, BAYOU BRAVE
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Misener Marine Construction Inc.