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OMER FOSS (1966)
Pictured as: the Hornet (Western Towboat Company) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1966, by the Pacific Towboat Company of Anacortes, Washington (hull #42) as the Omer Foss the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 2004, the tug was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Hornet.

Powered by a single, Caterpillar 3406 diesel engine. With a Twin Disc 514 reduction gear, at a ratio of 6:1. Turning a single, 60(in) by 47(in) fixed pitch, propeller. For a rated 360 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by a Portale/Inverter generator. The tug's capacities are 2,000 gallons of fuel, and 25 gallons of lube oil.
(Kyle Stubbs, Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: OMER FOSS (1966)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 506094
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC6849
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 42
  • Ship Builder: PACIFIC TOWBOAT COMPANY
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Length: 42
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 6.9
  • Hull Breadth: 14.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 26
  • Net Tonnage: 18
  • Owner:
    WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY
    617 NW 40TH STREET
    SEATTLE, WA 98107
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    OMER FOSS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY