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Pictured as: the Agnes Foss (Foss Launch) Photo courtesy of: NavSource Online

Built in 1904, by the Neafie and Levy Ship and Engine Building Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (hull #976) as the Col. George Armistead for the United States Army.

In 1904, she was delivered to the United States Army. Where she served as a mine craft.

In 1930, the vessel was decommissioned by the United States Army. And, was "laid up" where she was made available for sale for commercial service.

In 1935, she was acquired by Foss Tug and Launch Company of Tacoma, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Mary Foss.

On the 2nd of November, 1942 she was acquired by the United States Navy. Where she was designated as the YT-334 (Dekanawida). And, was allocated to the 14th Naval District.

On May 15th 1944, the United States Navy redesignated the tug as the YTB-344 (Dekanawida).

On May 8th 1946, the tug placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, then delivered to the Maritime Commission for disposal.

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

In 1972, she was acquired by a Philippine interests. Where she was renamed as the Celtic.

Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. She was powered by a single engine, tuning a single propeller. For a rated 1,500 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs, NavSource Online)

  • Vessel Name: YTB-334 "DEKANAWIDA"
  • USCG Doc. No.: 241313
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 5005562
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WA2190
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 976
  • Ship Builder: NEAFIE & LEVY
  • Year Built: 1904
  • Length: 142
  • Hull Depth: 14.2
  • Hull Breadth: 30.6
  • Gross Tonnage: 443
  • Net Tonnage: 301
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Col. George Armistead, Mary Foss, YT-334 (Dekanawida), YTB-334 (Dekanawida), Agnes Foss, Celtic
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Foss Tug and Launch Co., United States Navy, Foss Maritime Co.