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JOE FOSS

Built in 1942, by the Foss Tug and Launch Company of Tacoma, Washington as the Joe Foss for the Foss Tug and Launch Company of Tacoma, Washington.

In 1972, the tug was sold, and renamed as Little Toot.

In 2009, She was later acquired by an individual named Brynn Rydell of Gig Harbor, Washington. Where she was converted to a recreational vessel, and she was renamed as the Joe.


  • Vessel Name: JOE FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 242468
  • Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL
  • Trade Indicator: RECREATIONAL
  • Call Sign: WTK2267
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: FOSS LAUNCH & TUG CO.
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Length: 43.1
  • Hailing Port: GIG HARBOR, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 4.9
  • Hull Breadth: 14.4
  • Gross Tonnage: 15
  • Net Tonnage: 10
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Joe Foss, Little Toot
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Launch and Tug Co., JON R. PATERSON, BRYNN RYDELL