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USED John J. Hoopes

Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1929 at Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched in 1920
  • Christened and and put into service as USED John J. Hoopes in 1929
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
  • John J. Hoopes operated on the Mississippi, Ohio and Little Kanawha rivers
  • Retired from Army service in 1941
  • Sold in 1944 to George W. Whiteman, Gretna, LA.
  • Sold in the summer of 1945 to Earl Webster, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 10 September 1945, damaged by fire
  • Repaired at the Pittsburgh Coal Co. Marine ways at Elizabeth, PA.
  • Following repairs at Pittsburgh Coal Co. she was moved to Newell Cochran Docks in Parkersburg, W.V. for conversion from steam to diesel
  • Sold in 1948 to Crain Bros. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Renamed M/V Kilbuck in 1956
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 225 t.
    Length 131'
    Beam 23'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew Accommodations 8
    As Built - two reciprocating steam engines, 125 hp. each
    1945 - two 200hp Fairbanks-Morse engines
    split stern-wheel

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    66k Post Card image of USED John J. Hoopes underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp

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