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CARL FOSS
Photo by: Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Built in 1912, by Will A. Lowman of Anacortes, Washington as the Sound for the Coast Fish Company of Seattle, Washington.

She was built as a cannery tender for the Coast Fish Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 1940, the tug was acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Carl Foss.

In 1969, she was acquired by a Foss Launch and Tug Company employee. Where the tug was renamed as the Jenny W.

In 2009, the tug went out of documentation. Her current, and or final disposition is unknown.

She was originally powered by a single, steam engine. In 1926, the tug was repowered with a single, Washington diesel engine, rated at 200 horsepower. In 1940, she was re powered with a single, Enterprise diesel engine, for a rated 170 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: CARL FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 210814
  • Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Fishery, Recreational, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA3372
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: WILLIAM L. LOWMAN
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Length: 57
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 6.6
  • Hull Breadth: 16.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 40
  • Net Tonnage: 27
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Sound, Sound, Carl Foss, Jenny W.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Coast Fish Co., Foss Launch and Tug