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ANDREW FOSS (1941)
Pictured as: the Pachena (Western Towboat) Photo by: Gerald R. Bell

Built in 1941, by Jakobson Shipyard of Oyster Bay, New York (hull #287) as the Dauntless No. 15 for the Dauntless Towing Company of New York, New York.

The tug was later acquired by the United States Army. Where she was renamed as the Col. Albert H. Barkley.

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

The tug was eventually acquired by PSFL. Where she was renamed as the Pachena.

In 1988, the tug was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she retained her name.

The tug was acquired by the Channel Construction Company of Juneau, Alaska. Where the tug retained her name. However, she was later towed around southeast Alaska. Where, Channel Construction would later rename her as the Lumberman.

Originally powered by a single EMD-16-645-C diesel engine, rated at 1,660 horsepower. However, in 2010 the tug's main engine engine developed problems. And, it was determined that the problem not be fixed. The tug was sold, where it was relocated to Juneau, Alaska where she was "anchored out." For use as a fishing lodge.

Her current and or final disposition is unknown.
(Gordon Olsen, Ric Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: ANDREW FOSS (1941)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 240840
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 287
  • Ship Builder: JAKOBSON SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1941
  • Length: 107.4
  • Hailing Port: JUNEAU, AK.
  • Hull Breadth: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Dauntless No. 15, Col. Albert H. Barkley, Andrew Foss, Pachena, Lumberman
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Dauntless Towing Co., United States Army, Foss Launch and Tug, PSFL, Western Towboat Company, Channel Construction