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ADELINE FOSS

Built in 1944, by Northwestern Shipbuilding Company of South Bellingham, Washington (hull #LT 452) as the LT-452 (Sgt. Raymond E. Baser) for the United States Army.

In 1958, the tug was acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Adeline Foss.

In 1977, she was acquired Peruvian interests. Where she was renamed as the Ann W.

In 1979, the tug was sunk as a target by the Bolivian Navy. She was powered by a single, six cylinder, Enterprise diesel engine.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: ADELINE FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 277025
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5002584
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WK7423
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: LT452
  • Ship Builder: NORTHWESTERN SHIPBUILDING
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 117.2
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 28
  • Gross Tonnage: 275
  • Net Tonnage: 120
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LT-452 (SGT. Raymond E. Baser), Adeline Foss, Ann W.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, Foss Launch and Tug Co.