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ELSBETH III
Photo by: Marc Piche

Built in 1998, by Captain Latham Smith of Green Cove Springs, Florida (hull #527608) as the Elsbeth III for the Smith Maritime Ocean Towing and Salvage Company of Palatka, Florida.

Powered by thee, Mitsubishi S12R-Y1MPTA diesel engines. With ZF reduction gears, that are outfitted out with trolling valves for continuous shaft RPM control. Turning three, Bird-Johnson, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. With a 100 horsepower bow thruster. She is a triple screw tug, rated at 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by four generator sets. The tug's capacities are 110,000 gallons of fuel, 1,800 gallons of lube oil, and 8,000 gallons of potable water. With a 600 gallon per day, desalination plant.

The towing equipment consists one, primary, Almon Johnson towing winch. Outfitted with 2,200(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire. And, one, secondary Almon Johnson towing winch. Outfitted with 1,800(in) of 2.25(in) towing wire.


  • Vessel Name: ELSBETH III
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1075804
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8983375
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCY8320
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 527608
  • Ship Builder: Captain Latham Smith
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Length: 78.8
  • Hailing Port: PALATKA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 16.4
  • Hull Breadth: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 98
  • Net Tonnage: 66
  • Owner:
    CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC
    967 BULKHEAD ROAD PO BOX 188
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL 32043
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC, CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC, CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC, CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC, CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC, CALLAWAY BARGE LINES INC