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TP - 99 "SGT. JAMES A. BURZO"

Built in 1944, by Clyde W. Wood of Stockton, California as the TP-99 (Sgt. James A. Burzo) for the United States Army.

In 1950, the tug was acquired by the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as Margaret Foss.

In 1962, she was sold to commercial fishing interests. Where she was rebuilt as a fishing vessel and renamed Baron.


  • Vessel Name: TP - 99 "SGT. JAMES A. BURZO"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 260803
  • Vessel Service: COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5221594
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unresticted, Fishery, Registry
  • Call Sign: WD2261
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Ship Builder: CLYDE W WOOD
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 89.9
  • Hull Depth: 11.5
  • Hull Breadth: 24.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 183
  • Net Tonnage: 124
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    TP-99 "Sgt. James A. Burzo", Margaret Foss, Baron, Royal Baron
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Foss Launch and Tug Co., Royal Baron Inc.