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EDITH FOSS (1919)

Built in 1919, by the New Orleans Naval Shipyard of New Orleans, Louisiana for the United States Navy.

In 1928, the tug was acquired, and rebuilt by the R.J. Ultican Tugboat Company of Gig Harbor, Washington. Where she was renamed as Rustler.

In 1941, she was sold to Hubble Towing Company of Aberdeen, Washington. Where the tug was renamed Dauntless.

In 1946, the tug was acquired by Foss Launch and Tug of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as Edith Foss.

In 1969, she was acquired by Mexican interests, where she was renamed as Rustler.

Her current and, or final disposition is unknown.


  • Vessel Name: EDITH FOSS (1919)
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Ship Builder: NEW ORLEANS NAVAL SHIPYARD
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Rustler, Dauntless, Edith Foss, Rustler
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, R.J. Ultican Tugboat Co., Foss Launch and Tug Co.