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ALFRED
Photo courtesy of: Captain Ric Shrewsbury

Built in 1920, by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company of Seattle, Washington as the Alfred for the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company of Seattle, Washington.

In 1951, the tug was acquired by the Western Towboat Company of Seattle, Washington. Where initially she retained her name.

In 1951, the Western Towboat Company renamed the tug as the Hornet.

In 1952, she was sold. Her current, and, or final disposition is unknown. She was powered by a single, Murphy diesel engine. The tug was a single screw, rated at 165 horsepower.
(Captain Ric Shrewsbury)


  • Vessel Name: ALFRED
  • USCG Doc. No.: 220691
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WA2209
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co.
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Length: 55.4
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 6.1
  • Hull Breadth: 16.0
  • Gross Tonnage: 31
  • Net Tonnage: 21
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Alfred, Hornet
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Western Towboat Co.