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SHELBY ROSE
Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1963, by the Bludworth Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #59).

In 1989, the tug was acquired by Henry Marine Services Incorporated of Staten Island, New York. Where she was renamed as the Shelby Rose.

Named for Shelby Rose Henry, daughter of Julian Dorothy and Bob Henry. The founders of Henry Marine Service Incorporated.

In 1997, she was acquired by Island Towing and Salvage of Staten Island, New York. Where the tug retained her name.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 330 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: SHELBY ROSE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2902470
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WI5604
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 59
  • Ship Builder: Bludworth Shipyard, Inc.
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Length: 41.7
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 6
  • Hull Breadth: 16
  • Gross Tonnage: 26
  • Net Tonnage: 18
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Henry Marine Service Inc., ISLAND TOWING & SALVAGE INC