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YTM-757 "WAHPETON"
Pictured as: the Tausen (Salmon Bay Barge) Photo by: Captain Russell Shrewsbury

Built in 1955 by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) of San Diego, California (hull #231) as the LT-2084 for the United States Army.

In 1968, the tug was transferred to the United States Navy. Where she was designated as the YTM-757 (Wahpeton).

In 1974, she was acquired by Crowley Marine Services Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where the tug was renamed as Jodi R.

The tug was later acquired by the Smith Rice Derrick Company of Alameda, California. Where she retained her name.

In 1980, she was acquired by the Campbell Towing Company of Wrangell, Alaska. Where the tug was renamed as Lynne.

In 2006, the tug was acquired by the Island Tug and Barge Company of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as Island Star.

In 2015, she was acquired by the Salmon Bay Barge Line Incorporated of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as Tausen.

Powered by a single, six cylinder, Cooper Bessemer diesel engine. She is a single screw tug, rated at 2,200 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs, Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Captain Russell Shrewsbury, Captain Rick Wilson, Samuel C. Moore)


  • Vessel Name: YTM-757 "WAHPETON"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 562169
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8424173
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDD3319
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 231
  • Ship Builder: NASSCO
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Length: 101
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 12.6
  • Hull Breadth: 26.7
  • Gross Tonnage: 189
  • Net Tonnage: 128
  • Owner:
    SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC
    5949 W MARGINAL WAY SW PO BOX 81086
    SEATTLE, WA 98106
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LT-2084, YTM-757 (Wahpeton), Jodi R, Lynne, LYNNE, ISLAND STAR, ISLAND STAR, TAUSEN
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, United States Navy, Crowley Marine Services Inc., Smith-Rice Derrick Co., MOGUL OCEAN TOWING LTD, ISLAND TUG AND BARGE CO, ISLAND TUG AND BARGE CO, SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC, SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC, SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC, SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC, SALMON BAY BARGE LINE INC