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LORNA FOSS (1944)

Built in 1944, by Everett Marine Ways of Everett, Washington (hull #YT 289) as the YT-289 (Sakaweston) for the United States Navy.

In 1960, the tug was acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. For the Bellingham Tug and Barge Company of Bellingham, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Lummi Bay.

In 1969, she was transferred to the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Lorna Foss.

In 1990, the tug was sold, and renamed as the Blackfish.

In 1992, the tug was acquired by an individual named Randall T. Miller. Where she was renamed as the Rio Cuale.

She is no longer in documentation, Her current and, or final disposition is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: LORNA FOSS (1944)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 286570
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5214565
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Fishery, Recreational, Registry
  • Call Sign: WR8013
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: YT289
  • Ship Builder: EVERETT MARINE WAYS
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 102
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Gross Tonnage: 197
  • Net Tonnage: 134
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YT-289 (Sakaweston), Lummi Bay, Lorna Foss, Blackfish, Rio Cuale
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, Bellingham Tug and Barge Co., Foss Launch and Tug Co., Randall T. Miller