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ALASKA TITAN
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 2008, by the Western Towboat Company Incorporated of Seattle, Washington (hull #16) as the Alaska Titan for the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington.

She was the fifth Titan class tug built by the Western Towboat Company. The tug's hull is constructed of steel, with the pilot house, and superstructure constructed of aluminum.

Powered by two, Caterpillar C175 diesel engines. Turning two, 100(in) by 120(in), propellers. Mounted in Schottel SRP 1515 z-drive units, for a rated 5,000 horsepower.

Her electrical power is provided by two, 135kW Caterpillar 3306 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 170,000 gallons of fuel, and 1,200 gallons of lube oil.

The towing gear consists of a single drum, Rapp Hydma towing winch. Outfitted with 2,800(ft) of 2.25(in) towing wire.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury, Captain Russell Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: ALASKA TITAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1211332
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9536129
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WDE4789
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 16
  • Ship Builder: WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 111.5
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 19.3
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 79
  • Net Tonnage: 35
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    WESTERN TOWBOAT COMPANY