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N.D. TOBEY
Photo courtesy of: Captain Ric Shrewsbury

Built in 1901, in Hadlock, Washington as the N.D. Tobey.

In 1945, the tug was acquired Robert Shrewsbury of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

Robert Shrewsbury would later found the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington with the tug.

In 1946, the tug was sold, and was eventually scrapped. She was powered by a single Co diesel engine, rated at 60 horsepower.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: N.D. TOBEY
  • USCG Doc. No.: 130921
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: WOOD
  • Year Built: 1901
  • Length: 38
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Gross Tonnage: 12
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    N.D. Tobey
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Western Towboat Co.