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ELSBETH
Photo by: Glen Daigrepont

Built in 1969, by Captain Latham Smith of Miami, Florida (hull #1) as the Elsbeth for the Smith Maritime Ocean Towing and Salvage Company of Palatka, Florida.

Powered by two, Caterpillar D-353 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 3.5:1. Turning two, 62(in), four bladed, fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 1,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by three generator sets. The tug's capacities are 16,500 gallons of fuel.


  • Vessel Name: ELSBETH
  • USCG Doc. No.: 523641
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA9064
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 1
  • Ship Builder: Captain Latham Smith
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Length: 57.3
  • Hailing Port: PALATKA, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 8.2
  • Hull Breadth: 21.8
  • Gross Tonnage: 85
  • Net Tonnage: 57
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SMITH MARITIME INC.