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  • Laid down in 1938, by Commercial Boiler Works Inc., Seattle, WA. as cannery tender Vulcan for Pacific American Fisheries Inc., Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to Pacific American Fisheries Inc., date unknown
  • Acquired by the War Department, Quartermaster Corp, date unknown
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps., placed in service as Vulcan
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1965 by Dunlap Towing Co., La Conner, WA., name retained.
  • In 1977 Dunlap Towing Co. reconfigured the tug's bulwarks, and superstructure
  • Current/Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 200 t
    Length 94.3"
    Beam 25.2'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacity 5,000 gals diesel
    Towing Equipment
    single drum, Markey towing winch. Outfitted with 1,400(ft) of 1 1/8(in) towing cable
    As Built
    single 240 hp diesel engine
    1977 Repowered
    single Caterpillar 3508 diesel engine
    Caterpillar reduction gear, at a ratio of 5.88:1
    single single, 61(in) by 61(in) fixed pitch propeller
    Electrical Service
    one 30kW, Delco generator set.

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    Commercial Service
    169k Ex- US Army tug Vulcan in commercial service as the Dunlap Towing Co., tug Vulcan date and location unknown.
    Photo by Kyle Stubbs, courtesy Tugboat Information

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