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USED Towboat Comanche


Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1915 for the US Army Corps of Engineers, at Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1915
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, 1n 1915
  • Christened, Commissioned and and put into service as USED Comanche in 1915
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District
  • Comanche usually worked out of Peoria and on the Illinois
  • Retired, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold at public sale to CAPT. Charles Colvin, Beardstown IL. in 1946 and dismantled
    Specifications:
    Displacement 200 t.
    Length 141'
    Beam 28'
    Hull Depth 6'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    one oil fired triple expansion reciprocating steam engine
    one water tube boiler
    stern-wheel

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    Comanche
    30304001
    81k USED Comanche underway probably on the Illinois River, date and location unknown
    Encyclopedia Dubuque
    John Spivey
    Comanche
    30304002
    78k USED Comanche underway probably on the Illinois River, date and location unknown.
    University of Missouri-St. Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey

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