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The ELSBETH is the “flagship” in the family of tugs. She is fully equipped for ocean and inland towing, salvage and rescue.  A very efficient, comfortable and reliable tug for dredging or island barge operations. She is in great shape and keeps on running strong. 


Year Built 1969
Built By Captain Latham Smith
Official Number 523641’


LOA 65'
Breadth 23'
Draft Loaded 8'
Draft Light 5'
GRT 85
NRT 57


Main Engines Twin CATERPILLER   D-353
Horsepower 1200
Propellers Two 62’’ four-blade props
Gears Two TWINDISC 3.5: 1 ratio


Diesel 16,500 us gal.


Towing Gear: Wire bridles / chain / wire / surge chain and portable running lights
Pushing Gear: Pushing gear for inland waterways
Satellite Communication – Data / Voice / Weather  TELAURUS system
Three Generators
Shallow draft operations a specialty


1000 Pound anchor with winch capability for shifting anchor up to 6 tons


Twenty days towing or about 3000 miles


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