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FRANK M. WARREN

Hull built in 1945 by the Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corporation at Portland, Oregon as a YTL-type hull for the United States Navy.

At the conclusion of World War II, the contract for the vessel was cancelled, and the hull was left incomplete in the Gunderson Brothers yard.

In 1949, construction was completed for the Willamette Tug and Barge Company of Portland, Oregon. Where the tug was named as the Frank M. Warren.

In 1964, the company was renamed as the Willamette-Western Corporation, with Willamette Tug and Barge retained as a the maritime operations division.

In 1988, Willamette Tug and Barge was acquired by the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug was renamed as the Tom White.

The tug was later acquired by the Jay Towing Company Incorporated of Tacoma, Washington. Where she retained her name.

Her powerplant consists of a single CAT 397 diesel with 4:1 CAT reduction gear turning a 58" x 40" propellor. For a rated 500 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: FRANK M. WARREN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 257219
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Fishery, Registry
  • Call Sign: WUS5076
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: GUNDERSON BROS ENG CORP
  • Year Built: 1945
  • Length: 61.3
  • Hailing Port: TACOMA, WA
  • Hull Depth: 5.5
  • Hull Breadth: 17
  • Gross Tonnage: 48
  • Net Tonnage: 33
  • Owner:
    WALRATH MARINE LLC
    11405 24TH AVE E
    TACOMA, WA 98445
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Frank M. Warren
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Gunderson Brothers Engineering Corporation, Willamette Tug and Barge Company, Willamette-Western Corporation, Brix Maritime Company, J T C Inc