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PHILIP W.
Pictured as: the Patriot (AmNav Maritime) Photo courtesy of: John Springer

Built in 1981, by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington (hull #11) as the Philip W. for the Wilmington Transportation Company of Los Angeles, California.

In 1998, the Wilmington Transportation Company was acquired by the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 2005, the tug was transferred to AmNAV Maritime Services of Oakland, California. A subsidiary of the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Patriot.

In 2012, AmNAV Maritime Services was reabsorbed back into Foss Marine Holdings of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Powered by two, EMD 12-645-E6 diesel engines. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 4,800 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: PHILIP W.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 634172
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8332473
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC2859
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 11
  • Ship Builder: DAKOTA CREEK INDUSTRIES INC
  • Year Built: 1981
  • Length: 87.9
  • Hailing Port: LOS ANGELES, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 14.9
  • Hull Breadth: 34.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 198
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    PHILIP W.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Wilmington Transportation Co., FOSS MARITIME COMPANY, SORT WELL INC, SORT WELL INC, AMNAV MARITIME CORPORATION, AMNAV MARITIME CORPORATION, AMNAV MARITIME CORPORATION, AMNAV MARITIME CORPORATION, AMNAV MARITIME CORPORATION, AMNAV MARITIME CORPORATION