The Bass has been a San Francisco Bay and Bay Delta favorite for years. This powerful towboat works in San Diego or Los Angeles/ Long Beach on numerous projects and also can often be seen pushing dredge and material barges anywhere between San Francisco and Sacramento.
The Bass is named for Stephen R. Bass, Master Chief Special Operator (SEAL). This brave man earned a Navy Cross in a rescue attempt at the Mazar-1-Sharif prison compound in Afghanistan November 25th and 26th, 2001. His heroics are the stuff of legends and we are proud to name a tug in his honor.