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USED Towboat Lieutenant Augustin


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 Engineers, in 1911
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Kansas City District
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Towboat Lieutenant Augustin in 1911
  • Re-assigned to the US Army Engineers Memphis District in 1932
  • Rebuilt circa 1932 at Dravo, Neville Island, PA. (157.8 x 31.6 x 4.2.)
  • Retired from Army service in 1939 and sold at public auction to Charles Zubik of Pittsburgh, PA., renamed Helen Z, converted to diesel (Fairbanks Morse 450 hp)
  • Sold, date unknown, to Hillman Transportation Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sold in 1953 to General Barge Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Sold in 1959 to Point Towing Co. Point Pleasant, W.Va.
  • Sold in 1968 to M/G Transportation Service, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Retired from commercial service, date unknown
  • Donated to New Albany OH.. Jaycees
  • Final Disposition, sunk at New Albany in winter 1969
    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, 13ís, 26ís-4 ft. stroke
    two boilers
    sternwheel

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    USED Towboat Lieutenant Augustin
    Lieutenant Augustin
    303006706
    223k USED Towboat Lieutenant Augustin before the break up, behind a dike in ice, 17 February 1916.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Steamboat Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    Lieutenant Augustin
    303006703
    77k USED Towboat Lieutenant Augustin moored along a river bank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Lieutenant Augustin
    303006705
    85k USED Towboat Lieutenant Augustin underway, date and location unknown.
    Encyclopedia Dubuque, Randolph Lyon
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Lieutenant Augustin
    303006702
    14k M/V Helen Z underway,date and location unknown.
    Encyclopedia Dubuque, Randolph Lyon
    Encyclopedia Dubuque
    Lieutenant Augustin
    303006701
    200k The remains of M/V Helen Z after sinking at New Albany in the winter of 1969. Tommy Trampp
    Lieutenant Augustin
    303006704
    83k The remains of M/V Helen Z in June 1970, after sinking at New Albany in the winter of 1969.
    Photo by Keith Norrington (standing in front of the wreck)
    Tommy Trampp

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