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DONNA FOSS (1970)
Pictured as: the Pacific (Western Towboat Company) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1970, by Albina Machine and Engine Works of Portland, Oregon (hull #418) as the Donna Foss for Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Pacific.

Originally powered by two, Caterpillar 348 diesel engines. In 1992, the Western Towboat Company re powered the tug with two, Caterpillar 3508 diesel engines. With Rentjes reduction gears. Turning two, 68(in) by 56(in) fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 2,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two generator sets. One 55kW generator set, driven by a Caterpillar 3304 diesel engine. And, one 40kW T4.4 generator set. The tug's capacities are 19,000 gallons of fuel, and 200 gallons of lube oil.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: DONNA FOSS (1970)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 522088
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCO7745
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 418
  • Ship Builder: ALBINA MACHINE & ENGINE WORKS
  • Year Built: 1970
  • Length: 66.7
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 8
  • Hull Breadth: 24
  • Gross Tonnage: 96
  • Net Tonnage: 65
  • Owner:
    WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY
    617 NW 40TH STREET
    SEATTLE, WA 98107
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    DONNA FOSS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Launch and Tug Co. WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY