Audrey (tugboat)

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Audrey
Career
Owner: Delta V. Smyth (1943–1960)
Foss Launch and Tug Company (1960–)
Route: Puget Sound
Completed: 1909
Fate: Sold 1963[1]
General characteristics
Length: 64 ft (19.5 m)
Installed power: steam engine; later diesel
Propulsion: propeller

Audrey was a small steam vessel that operated on Puget Sound in the early part of the 1900s. The vessel was converted to a diesel tug and operated as such for many years on Puget Sound.

Career[edit]

Built in 1909, Audrey was used to replace the steamer Crystal on the run from Tacoma to Wollochet Bay in southern Puget Sound. She later served as a grocery carrier for the small south Puget Sound communities of Still Harbor, Anderson Island, Longbranch, and North Bay.[2] Audrey was later converted to a diesel-powered tug. Audrey was used by the Seattle police to locate the body of the victim in a case known as the Mahoney Trunk Murder.[3] In 1943, she was sold to Delta V. Smyth, and in 1960, went to the Foss tug concern with all other Smyth tugs.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Findlay, Jean Cammon; Paterson, Robin (2008). Mosquito Fleet of Southern Puget Sound. Arcadia Publishing. p. 123. ISBN 0-7385-5607-6. 
  2. ^ a b Findlay, Jean Cammon; Paterson, Robin (2008). Mosquito Fleet of Southern Puget Sound. Arcadia Publishing. p. 61. ISBN 0-7385-5607-6. 
  3. ^ "The Mahoney Trunk Murder occurs on April 16, 1921". History.link. 
  • Newell, Gordon (1960). Ships of the Inland Sea (2nd ed.). Portland, OR: Binford and Mort. ISBN 978-0832300394. 

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