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USED M/V Shawnee
USED Shawnee (1907 - 1924)
USED G.L. Gillespie (1897 - 1907)

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1897 for the US Army Corp of Engineers as the towboat Col. G.L. Gillespie at Howard Shipyard & Dock Co., Jeffersonville IN.
  • Launched in 1897
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1897
  • Christened and and put into service as USED G.L. Gillespie in 1897
  • USED G.L. Gillespie was assigned to the US Army Corps on Engineers, Louisville District
  • Renamed USED Shawnee in 1907
  • Rebuilt at the USED Repair Station, Louisville, KY. 1n 1909
  • Rebuilt entirely at Louisville and given a new hull in 1924, converted to diesel-electric propulsion
  • Retired from Army service in 1931
  • Sold to Costanzo Coal Co., Warwood, W.VA. in February 1931
  • Sank at the Richland mine at Warwood, 31 May 1931
  • Raised and swapped to Hlllman Coal and Coke Co. in 1931 for the towboat A.R. Budd
  • Sold to CAPT. Charles T. Campbell of Campbell Transportation Co. in August 1931
  • After modification Campbell brought her out with a single deck in 1934
  • Final Disposition, sold in 1941 to Charles Zubick and dismantled
    Displacement 100 t.
    Length 87'
    Beam 20'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    1897-1924 steam
    1924-1942 diesel-electric

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    97k M/V Shawnee underway while owned by the Campbell Transportation Co., circa 1934-41
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library
    John Spivey

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