ELSBETH III
A Smith Maritime Tug from Green Cove Springs, Florida
Here, she is towing the retired USS Roanoke AOR-7 down the Mare Island Strait
She had departed Mare Island Drydocks on December 28, 2012
This is her first assignment for the year 2013.

Length x Breadth: 25 m X 10 m       Speed recorded (Max / Average): 7.9 / 6.7 knots
Call Sign: WCY8320      IMO: 0,     MMSI: 367017460

Elsbeth III Crew photo ONE

Standing by to receive the towing harness from USS Roanoke AOR-7. 
Dry Dock #2 is just to their starboard where Roanoke was cleaned for her last voyage.

Elsbeth III Crew photo TWO


Tow Harness is attached



Roanoke is pulled away from dock.


Tug Sagittarian, coming out of a hard 90 turn to starboard, keeping Roanoke on course.


The tow cleared the Golden Gate Bridge at 1600 hours - ETA, Balboa, Panama - Janurary 27, 2013