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MRS. R.
Pictured as: the Brown Water VI (Brown Water Marine) Photo by: Gabriel Bedo

Built in 1979, by Louis G. Ortis Boat Company of Krotz Springs, Louisiana (hull #72) as the Mrs. R for the Richardson Construction Company of Columbia, South Carolina.

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

She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: MRS. R.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 607830
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDC3415
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 72
  • Ship Builder: Louis G. Ortis Boat Co.
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Length: 47
  • Hailing Port: ROCKPORT, TX.
  • Hull Depth: 7
  • Hull Breadth: 20
  • Gross Tonnage: 57
  • Net Tonnage: 38
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MRS R.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Richardson Construction Co., BROWN WATER TOWING VI INC