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KATHA C.
Photo by: George Schneider

Built in 1968, by the Martinolich Shipbuilding Company of Tacoma Washington as the Martha Foss for Foss Maritime of Seattle, Washington.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by RE Staite Engineering Incorporated of San Diego, California. Where she was renamed as the Katha C.

She is a twin screw tug, rated at 1,620 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: KATHA C.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 516344
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WY4829
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: MARTINOLICH SHIPBLDG CO
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Length: 74.1
  • Hailing Port: SAN DIEGO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 8.4
  • Hull Breadth: 26.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 93.0
  • Net Tonnage: 63.0
  • Owner:
    R E STAITE ENGINEERING INC (Corporation)
    2145 EAST BELT STREET
    San Diego, CA 92113
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Martha Foss
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Maritime Co.