USS Dominion Tug Boat Restoration Project



The Port of Bremerton’s Dominion Historical Tugboat is undergoing restoration. The Dominion Historical Workboat Association (DHWA) is looking to offer the community educational opportunities, trade skills and hands on advancement with historical oceanic programming.


DHWA’s goal is to call attention to training of diverse groups or individuals in the maritime industry and work in partnership with scholastic research institutions, community colleges, and universities.


The Dominion (formerly the Army Tug LT-366 and then the Patricia Foss) was built in the Pacific Northwest at Grays Harbor Shipbuilding Company of Hoquiam, Washington. She was launched in May of 1944.  The Dominion was commissioned by the U.S Army for service during World War II and is a 61 Miki class tugboat. Only three of this class are known to have survived to date.


If you have an interest in joining us as a contributor or participant in this project, or simply looking to be a guest, we encourage you to contact us via e-mail, or through our Facebook page. 


The Dominion Historical Workboat Association's address is 120 Washington Beach Avenue Bremerton, WA 98337. For more information visit their website at or their Facebook page at


Mr. & Mrs. Big Dave Douglas P.O. Box 883 Wauna, WA 98395-0883  360-895-1873