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Pictured as: the Shelby Rose (Island Towing and Salvage) Photo by: Will Van Dorp

Built in 1963, by the Bludworth Shipyard Incorporated of Houston, Texas (hull #59) as the Charles Ezer for Brown and Root Incorporated of Houston, Texas.

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.

In 2020, the tug was phased out of active service, and was "laid up" at Staten Island, New York.

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

  • Vessel Name: CHARLES EZER
  • USCG Doc. No.: 290247
  • 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 Names:
    Charles Ezer, Shelby Rose
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Brown and Root Inc., Henry Marine Service Inc., ISLAND TOWING & SALVAGE INC