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Col. Albert H. Barkley

  • Built in 1941, by Jakobson Shipyard Co., Oyster Bay, N.Y. as Dauntless No. 15 for Dauntless Towing Co., New York, N.Y.
  • Acquired in 1975 by the United States Army Quartermaster Corps
  • Allocated to the US Army Transportation Corps, placed in service as Col. Albert H. Barkley
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Acquired in 1980 by Puget Sound Freight Lines, Seattle, WA., Pachena
  • Acquired in 1988 by Western Towboat Co., Seattle, WA., name retained
  • Acquired in 1998 by Channel Construction Co., Juneau, AK., name retained
  • In 1999 Channel Construction Co. renamed the tug Lumberman
  • Re-documented as a recreational yacht and converted to a live-aboard for her owner
  • Out of documentation 2006, anchored off Juneau, AK, for use as a fishing lodge
  • In May 2018, the tug drifted on to a sandbar in the Gastineau Channel near Juneau, AK.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 130t.
    Length 107.4'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 11.4'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Towing Equipment unknown
    single, 1,660hp EMD-16-645-C diesel engine
    single propeller

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    Col. Albert H. Barkley
    34k Ex-Col. Albert H. Barkley underway while in commercial service as the Western Tug Co.'s tug Pachena, date and location unknown.
    Photo by Gerald R. Bell, courtesy TugboatInformation
    Tommy Trampp

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