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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:20 AM
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Anyone else recognize this Tug ?

Anyone else recognize this Tug ?
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:34 AM
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No. But it looks like there's a name on it. I can't read it on my phone.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:36 AM
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It is tough to read ...
Letters look raised, like they are welded to the hull ...
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 09:42 AM
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Yea. It looks like it says SAN PUDRO. LOS ANGELES. LOL that's my best guess.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 10:04 AM
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There is a San Pedro listed in the Vessel Documentation Query that might fit:

Vessel Name: SAN PEDRO
USCG Doc. No.: 631605
Vessel Service: INDUSTRIAL VESSEL
IMO Number: *
Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
Call Sign: WCX4608
Hull Material: STEEL
Hull Number: 276
Ship Builder: ZIGLER SHIPYARD
Year Built: 1981
Length (ft.): 186
Hull Depth (ft.): 15
Hull Breadth (ft.): 46
Gross Tonnage: 1048
Net Tonnage: 1048
Hailing Port: SAN FRANCISCO CA
Owner: FOSS MARITIME COMPANY
1151 FAIRVIEW AVE N
SEATTLE, WA 98109
Documentation Issuance Date: February 28, 2011
Documentation Expiration Date: March 31, 2012
Previous Vessel Names: No Vessel Name Changes
Previous Vessel Owners: FOSS MARITIME COMPANY

Does this sound about right?
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 11:33 AM
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San Pedro/ Pacific Combi

prins willem, you are resourceful !
Indeed, she was a Foss boat...
After buying a San Pedro from Harbor Models, I wanted to do some research on her ( there are only a few photo's ).
Turns out Foss bought the original owner out, and mounted a one of a kind Z drive under the bow.
I was just about to go to L.A. to visit, but when I called Foss the historian told me she had sold to AMNAV in L.A.
I went to the AMNAV website, called them and found out that she is HERE in Oakland with Me !
On Friday 9/30/11 I called AMNAV, they graciously permitted me to board and take as many pics as I wanted.
I am invited to go see her when she goes to drydock in Alameda.
I am also invited to go on a "ride along" where I will be aboard one of thier Tugs during the turning and docking of a container ship.
Life is good.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 12:42 PM
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You lucky dog.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Tim,

Now you're going to have to build the Revolution... or some other modern harbor tug.

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Old Oct 03, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Tugs !

CG, yes, I am WAY lucky .....
Aimee, so funny how my taste in Tugs is maturing, I saw the Matson Shelly Foss build here by randyde
with all the tires and that was all it took ( now have a WANTED add in for sale / wanted for a Shelly Foss trade for Lackawanna ) ... ...
I guess I now like Tugs from 1865 to NOW .....
Final task now will be to get a very good paying job where all I have to do is ride on one ...
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Looking at the pallet on the deck looks like San P is getting ready for some paint....
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Hi fooman, this boat has been laid up for two years of on going work.
Scheduled for dry dock in two months ( may be wet dock by that time ).
The cabin interiors and galley are all gutted, the only facility totally intact is The Can ...
The maintenance dock I was on was a beehive of activity, Oakland is a lucrative port right now ( for imports ) .. the biggest volume of exports is VEGETABLES !
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 04:58 PM
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Not that resourceful Tim. We have had the link to the Vessel Documentation Query on our website general links page for years. Type in a name or official number and out it pops.

http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/CoastGuard/index.html

Note only good for vessels 5 net tons or larger with current USCG documentation.

Here is the site for Canadian vessels:

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/.../m.aspx?lang=e

I recall somebody posting on the forum awhile back that he didn't understand the fascination with tugs. The barbarian.
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 02:23 AM
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Ex WTco, now FOSS??

The first shot displayed, was the SAN PEDRO, originally owned by Wilmington Transportation Co., Co. was bought by Foss. Second tug is the PHILIP W., it to was a WTco tug, I belive it is still owned by Foss, and used under other colors. Harbor Models has both kits, they are 1/32 scale, and make very good r/c tugs. I was involved with the original fabrication of the kits. We had the builders plans, and access to the boats. Much thanks to the people that were at WTco, at the time!! They were originally manufactured by Bart Frazee. CaptCB
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 06:57 AM
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Tim B., life has indeed been good to you---, all those tug resources.
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Old Oct 04, 2011, 09:18 AM
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Plans ????

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The first shot displayed, was the SAN PEDRO, originally owned by Wilmington Transportation Co., Co. was bought by Foss. Second tug is the PHILIP W., it to was a WTco tug, I belive it is still owned by Foss, and used under other colors. Harbor Models has both kits, they are 1/32 scale, and make very good r/c tugs. I was involved with the original fabrication of the kits. We had the builders plans, and access to the boats. Much thanks to the people that were at WTco, at the time!! They were originally manufactured by Bart Frazee. CaptCB
COOL you were there CaptCB !
Which kit at Harbor is the Philip W. ? ( invader ? ) if so, if anyone wants pics perhaps I will be allowed to go aboard that boat as well.
BUILDERS PLANS ?
Do you still have / knwo where I can get a copy ?
Even AMNAV doesn't have these doc's ...
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