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ANDREW FOSS (1905)
Photo courtesy of: Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Built in 1905, by the Puget Sound Engineering Works of Seattle, Washington as the Lt. George M. Harris for the United States Army.

In 1923, the tug was acquired by the Foss Tug and Launch Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Andrew Foss.

On August 4th, 1951 she sank following a collision in heavy weather, 135 miles south of Ketchikan, Alaska.
(Kyle Stubbs, Captain Mark Freeman)


  • Vessel Name: ANDREW FOSS (1905)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 223240
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: PUGET SOUND ENGINEERING WORKS
  • Year Built: 1905
  • Length: 97.4
  • Hull Depth: 9.0
  • Hull Breadth: 22.9
  • Gross Tonnage: 125
  • Net Tonnage: 78
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Lt. George M. Harris, Andrew Foss
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Foss Tug and Launch Co.