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SHELBY
Photo by: Tom Turner

Built in 1978, by Houma Shipbuilding of Houma, Louisiana (hull #68) as the Bill Hinton .

The tug was later acquired by Weeks Marine, Inc. of Cranford, New Jersey where she was renamed as the Shelby .

She is a twin screw tug rated at 1,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SHELBY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 593220
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9069475
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCV6157
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 68
  • Ship Builder: HOUMA SHIPBUILDING INC
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Length: 72.5
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 10.4
  • Hull Breadth: 24.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 131
  • Net Tonnage: 89
  • Owner:
    WEEKS MARINE INC
    4 COMMERCE DRIVE
    CRANFORD, NJ 07016
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    BILL HINTON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    WEEKS MARINE INC