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USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1911 for the US Army Engineers by Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1911
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1911
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
  • Christened, commissioned and put into service as USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney in 1911
  • Widened and rebuilt, circa 1932 at Dravo Corp., Neville Island PA.,
  • Re-assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District in 1932
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1936
  • Sold at Public sale to Raymond City Coal and Transportation Co. in 1936, renamed Junior
  • Final Disposition, sold to Tresler Oil Co. and dismantled in the fall of 1944
    Specifications:
    Displacement 197 t.
    Length 137.6'
    Beam 24'
    Hull Depth 5'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Propulsion
    two condensing steam engines, 13s, 26s-4 ft. stroke
    two boilers
    sternwheel
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    USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney
    Lieutenant Gurney
    303006501
    105k USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney moored along a river bank, date and location unknown.
    Encyclopedia Dubuque
    John Spivey
    Lieutenant Gurney
    303006502
    69k USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney about to get underway with a tow, date and location unknown.
    University of Missouri St. Louis Digital Library
    Tommy Trampp
    Lieutenant Gurney
    303006503
    133k USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney underway, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Lieutenant Gurney
    303006505
    47k USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney tied up to a dock at Memphis, TN. in April 1923.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Lieutenant Gurney
    303006504
    104k Ex-USED Towboat Lieutenant Gurney in merchant service as the Raymond City Coal & Transportation Co towboat Junior tied to a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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