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Dohasan (YTM-335)
Dohasan (YT-335) (1942 - 1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Charlie - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Harbor Tug:
  • Built by Willamette Iron and Steel Co. Portland, OR
  • Completed for Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Portland, OR, as steam tug Wallowa 1, 1889
  • Sold to Oceanic Steam Navigation Co. (White Star Line), 1898
  • Sold to Puget Sound Mill & Timber Co., Port Townsend, WA, 1904
  • Sold to Merrill & Ring Logging Co., Seattle, WA, 1925 2
  • Sold to Foss Towing and Barge Co., Tacoma, WA, late 1929
  • Leased to MGM for use in 1933 film "Tugboat Annie," where she portrayed the title character's tug Narcissus, 1931
  • Rebuilt, dieselized and renamed Arthur Foss, 1934
  • Last vessel to depart Wake Island before its siege and capture by the Japanese, 08 December 1941
  • Acquired by the Navy, early 1942
  • Placed in service as Dohasan (YT-335), 1942
  • Reclassified District Harbor Tug (Medium) YTM-335, 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 07 February 1946
  • Laid up at Honolulu, 1946-47
  • Returned to Foss Towing and Barge Co. as Arthur Foss, 1947
  • Renamed Theodore Foss, 1964
  • Retired from service, July 1968
  • Donated by Foss Towing and Barge Co. to the Northwest Seaport, 1970
  • Declared a National Historic Landmark, 1989
  • Final Disposition, historic attraction at Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park, Seattle, WA
    1. Not completed as Narcissus, as stated by many sources. That was her name in the film "Tugboat Annie."
    2. Wikipedia inaccurately gives the date as early 1929, while the 1925 issue of Merchant Vessels of the United States shows her owner as Merrill & Ring.
    Current Specifications:
    Displacement 214 gross tons
    Length 111' waterline, 120' overall
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11' 6"
    Speed 13 knots
    Complement unknown
    Armament unknown
    one six-cylinder, 700 horsepower diesel engine
    single propeller

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    Arthur Foss (prewar)
    Dohasan 94k Arthur Foss at Wake Island, 05 December 1941. Three days later, she became the last vessel to escape Wake before its capture. The tug arrived at Honolulu twenty days later, her fuel tanks nearly empty and presumed lost.
    Photo courtesy Northwest Seaport via Wikipedia.
    Dave Wright
    Dohasan (YTM-335)
    Dohasan 253k Dohasan (YTM-335) after her return to Foss and awaiting refit at Tacoma, 1947. This is the only known photo of her in her wartime rig and colors.
    Photo courtesy Northwest Seaport via Wikipedia.
    Dave Wright
    Arthur Foss (postwar)
    Dohasan 58k Arthur Foss moored pierside at Heritage wharf on Lake Union, Seattle, WA, 25 November 2010.
    Photos by Kyle Stubbs
    Tommy Trampp
    Dohasan 16k
    Dohasan 70k Foss Towing and Transportation tug Arthur Foss underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy
    Birk Thomas

    Dohasan (YT-335 / YTM-335)
    DANFS history entry located at the Naval History and Heritage Command website
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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    Last Updated 13 December 2018