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USACE Mississippi (III)


Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1926, at Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, in 1926
  • Delivered, 8 February 1927
  • Commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USACE Mississippi (III)
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • Decommissioned and retired from Army service, circa 1966
  • Sold in 1966, renamed Becky Thatcher
  • Final Disposition, sunk at her moorings at Neville, Island, Pittsburgh, PA., 20-21 February 2010, declared a total loss
    Specifications:
    Displacement 761 t.
    Length 213'
    Beam 38'
    Depth of Hold unknown
    Draft 7'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine
    stern-wheel

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    Captain William Clark
    30269402
    100k Dredge USACE William Clark arriving in Memphis Harbor under tow by stern-wheel towboat USACE Mississippi (III). circa 1950-1951.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Memphis District Corps of Engineers
    Captain William Clark
    30269403
    81k
    Missippi
    303000401
    87k Stern view of USACE Mississippi (III) underway on the Mississippi River with Dredge USACE Captain William Clark circa 1950-1951. US Army Corps of Engineers
    Missippi
    303000404
    175k USACE Mississippi tied to the bank of the Mississippi River at Memphis, TN. in 1954.
    Courtesy Steamboat.com Dave Thomson Collection
    John Spivey
    Missippi
    303000405
    87k USACE Mississippi (III) underway on the Mississippi River, circa 1957.
    Courtesy Steamboat.com Dave Thomson Collection
    John Spivey

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