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CELESTE

Built in 1942, by St. Louis Shipbuilding of St. Louis, Missouri as the Celeste for the Southern States Towing Company of Memphis, Tennessee.

The tug was later acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Charles Foss.

Her current and or final disposition is unknown.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: CELESTE
  • USCG Doc. No.: 241743
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: ST. LOUIS SHIP
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Length: 117
  • Gross Tonnage: 347
  • Net Tonnage: 236
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Celeste, CHARLES FOSS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Southern States Towing Co Inc., Foss Launch and Tug Co., COASTAL WATER TRANSPORTATION, INC