Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive

USED M/V Shawnee
ex
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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 100 t.
    Length 87'
    Beam 20'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Propulsion
    1897-1924 steam
    1924-1942 diesel-electric
    sternwheel

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    Shawnee
    303006901
    97k M/V Shawnee underway while owned by the Campbell Transportation Co., circa 1934-41
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library
    John Spivey

    There is no history available for G.L. Gillespie / Shawnee at NavSource
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The US Army Ship Index Back To The US Army Towboat Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 18 June 2021