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ARCTIC RAVEN

Built in 1954, by the Albina Engine and Machine Works of Portland, Oregon (hull #46) as the Rascal for the Smith Tug and Barge Company of Rainier, Oregon.

In 1977, the Smith Tug and Barge was acquired by the Knappton Towboat Company of Astoria, Oregon. Where the tug was renamed as Arctic Raven.

In 1988, the Knappton Towboat Compant was rebranded as the Brix Maritime Company of Seattle, Washington. Where the tug retained her name.

In 1990, the tug was acquired by the Brusco Tug and Barge Company of Longview, Washington. Where she was renamed as the Oliver B.

She is a single screw tug, rated at 330 horsepower.
(Kyle Stubbs)


  • Vessel Name: ARCTIC RAVEN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 2686040
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WF8782
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 46
  • Ship Builder: ALBINA ENGINE & MACHINE WORKS
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Length: 38.3
  • Hailing Port: SEATTLE, WA.
  • Hull Depth: 5
  • Hull Breadth: 14
  • Gross Tonnage: 19
  • Net Tonnage: 13
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    RASCAL, ARCTIC RAVEN, OLIVER B.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SMITH TUG AND BARGE COMPANY, KNAPPTON TOWBOAT COMPANY, BRIX MARITIME COMPANY, BRUSCO TUG AND BARGE COMPANY