CGC Snohomish 

Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum
Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum


The Snohomish is currently owned by the Northeastern Maritime Historical Association. 

Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum
Great Lakes Naval Memorial & Museum

The following is from the Northeastern Maritime Association Website

Snohomish WYTM 98 



The Snohomish (WYT 98) was laid down at Ira S. Bushey & Son’s Brooklyn yard on January 25, 1944. She was commissioned on May 2, 1944 and went to service at Boston from 1944 until 1946, performing wartime duties.

In 1947, she was transferred to Rockland, Maine where she finished out her entire 43 year career with the Coast Guard. During her career, she carried out search and rescue missions as well as ice breaking duties. She was stricken from service on April 4, 1986 and sold to a private party who made her into a live-aboard yacht. She was documented as Snohomish (US.920435) in 1987 and carried that name until 1998 when she was sold for commercial use once again.

Her new owners renamed her Sarah Rose and put her into service as an ocean-towing tug. In 1999, her propulsion motor was rebuilt and the following year her main shaft bearing assembly was renewed.

She was arrested around 2001 for unpaid bills, and laid up in Charleston, South Carolina. A fuel company with a claim against her ended up as the new owner. By 2002 she was renamed, on paper only, as Dami Dew.

The WYT class of tug, later re-designated “WYTM”, was designed for ice breaking, with bows similar to the 180’s and Ύ” hull plating. They measured in at 110’ long, 26’6” wide and a maximum draft of 12’6”.

The Snohomish was donated to the Northeastern Maritime Historical Association by the Santoro Oil Company in February of 2004. We are grateful for their decision to see this vessel preserved.


The “Sno” has her original twin 6-cylinder 720-RPM Ingersoll-Rand diesel engines. She has an Elliot 1200-HP DC propulsion motor, which can be powered on either one or both main engines. Her two generators each produce 60-KW, powered by Detroit 6-71’s.

She will hold 15,500 gallons of fuel and 6000 gallons of fresh water. Her propeller is a 102” x 60” stainless. Additional machinery includes an electric capstan, bow windlass, 600-Lb anchor and 1200-feet of chain.

She is classed as a U.S. Flag Towing Vessel with Coastwise endorsement and an ABS Ocean Load-Line.





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Additional Photos of the Current Snohomish


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Additional Photos Of the Sarah Rose / Snohomish

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