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IVER FOSS (1944)

Built in 1943, by Everett Marine Ways Incorporated of Everett, Washington as the YTB-290 (Canocan) for the United States Navy.

She was originally built as fireboat replacement for the Navy Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

In 1959, the tug was acquired by the Pacific Tow Boat Company of Everett, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Sea King.

In 1969, the Pacific Tow Boat Company, and the Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington were acquired as subsidiaries of the Dillingham Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii. Operations of the two companies were united under the Foss Maritime name.

In 1976, the Foss Maritime Company renamed the tug as the Iver Foss.

In 1978, the tug was acquired by and individual named Don Etheridge of Juneau, Alaska. Where she was renamed the Tagish.

In December 2022, the tug sunk in Gastineau Channel, near Juneau, Alaska.

In 2023, the tug was removed, and was scrapped.

Powered by two, Enterprise diesel engines. She was a twin screw tug, rated at 1,270 horsepower.
(Brad Young)

  • Vessel Name: IVER FOSS (1944)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 278834
  • Vessel Service: RECREATIONAL
  • IMO Number: 6413168
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WL4785
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Everett Marine Ways
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 102
  • Hailing Port: JUNEAU, AK.
  • Hull Depth: 13.8
  • Hull Breadth: 27
  • Gross Tonnage: 224
  • Net Tonnage: 152
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    YTB-290 "Canocan", Sea King, Iver Foss, Tagish
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Navy, Pacific Tow Boat Co., Foss Tug and Launch Co.