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USED Towboat Lieutenant Lewis


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1912 for the US Army Engineers by Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1911
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers, in 1911
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Kansas City District
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Towboat Lieutenant Lewis in 1911
  • Widened and rebuilt at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA.
  • Re-assigned to the US Army Engineers Memphis District in 1932
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1939
  • Sold at Public sale in 1936 to O.F. Shearer and Sons, converted to diesel and renamed Walter P. Dolle
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 197 t.
    Length 136'7"
    Beam 29'
    Hull Depth 5'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Propulsion
    two condensing steam engines, 13ís, 26ís-4 ft. stroke
    two boilers
    sternwheel

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    USED Lieutenant Lewis
    Lieutenant Lewis
    303006601
    81k USED Towboat Lieutenant Lewis moored along a river bank, date and location unknown.
    Encyclopedia Dubuque
    John Spivey
    Lieutenant Lewis
    303006602
    88k USED Towboat Lieutenant Lewis moored along a river bank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Lieutenant Lewis
    303006603
    69k Ex-USED Towboat Lieutenant Lewis underway while in merchant service as O. F. Shearer & Sons diesel powered towboat Walter P. Dolle, date and Location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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