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CAROL FOSS
Pictured as: the Marauder (Channel Construction) Photo by: Kyle Stubbs

Built in 1957, by Todd Shipyards Incorporated of Seattle, Washington (hull #15) as the Carol Foss for the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington.

In 1997, the tug was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Marauder.

In 2005, she was acquired by Channel Construction Incorporated of Juneau, Alaska. Where the tug retained her name.

Originally powered by a single, Nordberg diesel engine. In 1978, she was re powered with a single, EMD 12-645E6 diesel engine. Turning a single, Lufkin reduction gear, at a ratio of 4.718:1. Mounted in a steerable kort nozzle, for a rated 1,600 horsepower.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: CAROL FOSS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 276766
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5064673
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDC4403
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 15
  • Ship Builder: TODD SHIPYARD CORPORATION
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Length: 84.8
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.8
  • Hull Breadth: 24.3
  • Gross Tonnage: 162
  • Net Tonnage: 110
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CAROL FOSS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Launch and Tug Co., WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY, CHANNEL CONSTRUCTION INC