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Photo by: Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society

Built in 1944, by the Barbee Marine Yards of Seattle, Washington (hull #LT 376) as the LT-376 for the United States Army.

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

In 1969, Foss Launch and Tug was acquired by the Dillingham Corporation of Honolulu, Hawaii, where it operated as an independent subsidiary.

In 1976, the tug was given to the United States Navy. Where she was sunk as a target. The tug was powered by a single, eight cylinder, Enterprise diesel engine.
(Kyle Stubbs)

  • Vessel Name: BARBARA FOSS (1944)
  • USCG Doc. No.: 249578
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA2714
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Hull Number: LT376
  • Ship Builder: BARBEE MARINE
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Length: 118.0
  • Hull Depth: 14.6
  • Hull Breadth: 28.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 286
  • Net Tonnage: 123
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    LT-376, Barbara Foss
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    United States Army, Foss Launch and Tug Co., Dillingham Corporation, United States Navy