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USED Kentucky

Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1909 by Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched in 1909
  • Christened and and put into service as USED Kentucky in 1909
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District
  • USED Kentucky worked mainly on the Kentucky River
  • Wooden hull replaced with a steel hull in 1921 by Nashville Bridge Co. (148'5" x 32' x 5'5")
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold in 1947 Charles Zublik, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Final Disposition, re-sold in 1947 to Hatfield Campbell Creek Coal Co., and dismantled at Point Pleasant, W.VA.
    Displacement 366 t.
    Length 127'
    Beam 30'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'5"
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine

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    131k USED Kentucky moored to a river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library.
    John Spivey

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