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SEA LION (1965)
Pictured as: the Wycliffe (Salmon Bay Barge Lines) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1965, by the Pacific Coast Engineering Company (PACECO) of Alameda, California (hull #210) as the Sea Lion for Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California.

She was the fourth Daring class tug constructed by the Pacific Coast Engineering Company for Crowley Marine Services Incorporated.

Designed by Naval Architect Phil Spaulding, the Daring class was the first class of tugs constructed for Crowley Marine Services. The design featured a simplified engine room. As well as gauges, alarms, and controls for the engine room in the wheelhouse.

This allowed the company to reduce the manning of the tug from twelve men, to eight, in an effort to give Crowley Marine an advantage over their competition.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by Alaska-Oregon Offshore Marine Incorporated of North Bend, Oregon. Where she retained her name.

In 2006, she was acquired by the Dahl Tug and Barge Company Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Triton.

In 2014, the tug was acquired by the Salmon Bay Barge Line Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Wycliffe.

Powered by a single, EMD 16-645 E5 diesel engine. With a Falk reduction gear, at a ratio of 4.536.1. Turning a single, fixed pitch, five bladed, 122(in) by 98(in) propeller. For a rated 2,200 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two Caterpillar 3306 110 kW/AC generator sets. The tug's capacities are 60,000 gallons of fuel oil, 40,000 gallons of ballast, 18,000 of fresh water, and 2,200 gallons of lube oil.

The towing gear consists of an Almond Johnson 222, towing winch. Outfitted with 2,000(ft) of 2(in) towing wire.
(Daniel Porter, Captain Ron Greger, Kyle Stubbs, Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: SEA LION (1965)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 500707
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 6605254
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC9955
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 210
  • Ship Builder: PACIFIC COAST ENGINEERING
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 115
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 16.4
  • Hull Breadth: 31
  • Gross Tonnage: 190
  • Net Tonnage: 34
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    SEA LION, TRITON, TRITON
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Crowley Marine Services Inc., ALASKA-OREGON OFFSHORE MARINE INC, DAHL TUG & BARGE INC, SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC