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USED Suter

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1928 by the US Army Corps of Engineers, at Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched in 1928
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, 1n 1928
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Suter in 1928
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
  • Retired in 1952
  • Sold at Public Auction, 7 February 1952, to CAPT. I.W. Menke for $8,302.77.
  • Renamed Chaperon, moved to St. Louis to provide steam an electrical power for Menke's showboat Goldenrod from 1952 to 2001
  • Current Disposition, active
    Displacement 298 t.
    Length 159'
    Beam 30'
    Hull Depth 5'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    one oil fired triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    one water tube boiler
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    139k USED Suter moored, date and location unknown
    Dave Thomson Collection at
    John Spivey

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