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ANDREW FOSS (1941)
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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 acquired by the Channel Construction Company of Junseau, Alaska. Where she was renamed as the Pachena. Where she towed around southeast Alaska. Channel Construction would later rename her as the Lumberman.

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.

She was single screw rated at 1,600 horsepower.
(Gordon Olsen)


  • 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, Channel construction