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YT-387 "WATSEKA"

Built in 1944 by Ira S. Bushey and Sons at Brooklyn, New York as the YT-387 "Watseka" (hull #535) for the United States Navy. She was then assigned to the 8th Naval District at New Orleans, Louisiana.

In 1944, the tug was redesignated as YTB-387.

Following the end of World War II, she was laid-up in the Columbia River Reserve Fleet at Astoria, Oregon. In 1962, the tug was redesignated as YTM-387.

In 1974, the tug was acquired by the Marine Leasing Corporation of Seattle, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Deborah W.

In 1977, she was acquired by the Simmons Tugboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Beaver.

The tug was later sold and renamed as the Seahorse.

She was eventually acquired by the Silver Bay Logging Company Incorporated of Juneau, Alaska. Where the tug was renamed as the Silver Bay IX.

The tug was later acquired by Star Marine Incorporated of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Glen Cove.


  • Vessel Name: YT-387 "WATSEKA"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 558925
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 8891619
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDA2760
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 535
  • Ship Builder: IRA S BUSHEY & SONS
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 94
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA
  • Hull Depth: 9
  • Hull Breadth: 25.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 149
  • Net Tonnage: 101
  • Owner:
    STAR MARINE INC
    270 MADISON AVE S #3 PO BOX 10475
    BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA 98110
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YT-387 "Watseka", YTB-387 "Watseka", YTM-387 "Watseka", Deborah W, Beaver, Seahorse, SB IX
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, Marine Leasing Corporation, Simmons Tugboat Company, Silver Bar Logging Company