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THOMAS J. BROWN
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1962, by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Massachusetts (hull #75) as the Thomas J. Brown for Thomas J. Brown and Son Incorporated of Staten Island, New York.

In 2022, the company was acquired by the Seward Marine Services Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia.

Powered by a single, Caterpillar D399 diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 1,000 horsepower.
(David Silver)


  • Vessel Name: THOMAS J. BROWN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 289974
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDG2772
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 75
  • Ship Builder: GLADDING-HEARN SHIPBLDG
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Length: 60.6
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 8.1
  • Hull Breadth: 18.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 61
  • Net Tonnage: 42
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Thomas J. Brown
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    THOMAS J BROWN & SONS INC