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DAVID FOSS (1967)

Built in 1968, by Albina Machine and Engine Works of Portland, Oregon (hull #405) as the David Foss for the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington.

On January 11th 1975, she foundered in 60(ft) of water on Cook Inlet near Kasilof, Alaska. All six crew onboard escaped safely. The tug was never salvaged.

She was a single screw tug, rated at 1,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: DAVID FOSS (1967)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 508983
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 405
  • Ship Builder: ALBINA MACHINE & ENGINE WORKS
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Length: 65.6
  • Hull Breadth: 23.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 96
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    David Foss
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Launch and Tug Co.