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Built in 1965, by the Pacific Tow Boat Company of Anacortes, Washington as the Sea Duke for Foss Launch and Tug Company of Tacoma, Washington.

The tug was later sold, and renamed as the Three Sisters.

In 1997, the tug was sold, and renamed as the Annette Louise.

The tug was later acquired by Zaccor Companies Incorporated of San Francisco, California. Where she was renamed as the James Austin.

She was later acquired by an individual by the name of Thomas Decker of Napa, California. Where the tug retained her name.

  • Vessel Name: JAMES AUSTIN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 299458
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Fishery, Registry
  • Call Sign: WCX5825
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: PACIFIC TOW BOAT CO
  • Year Built: 1965
  • Length: 37.5
  • Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
  • Hull Depth: 6
  • Hull Breadth: 13.5
  • Gross Tonnage: 18
  • Net Tonnage: 10
  • Owner:
    NAPA, CA 94558
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Sea Duke, Three Sisters, Annette Louise, James Austin
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Foss Launch and Tug Co., Zaccor Companies Inc, Thomas R. Decker