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MARTHA FOSS (1944)

Built in 1944, by Northwestern Shipbuilding of South Bellingham, Washington (hull #LT 160) as the LT-160 for the United States Army.

In 1946, the tug was sold, and renamed as the Sea Horse.

She was then acquired by Foss Launch and Tug of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Martha Foss.

The tug was later sold, and renamed as the Makah.

In 1969, she sank in Vietnam.


  • Vessel Name: MARTHA FOSS (1944)
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: LT160
  • Year Built: NORTHWESTERN SHIPBUILDING
  • Gross Tonnage: 275
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LT 160, Sea Horse, Martha Foss, Makah
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Foss Launch and Tug