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USED Tollinger
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USED Issaquena (1912 - 1927)


Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1912, as Issaquena at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched in 1912
  • Delivered, christened, commissioned and put into service as USED Issaquena in 1912
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS. District
  • Renamed USED Tollinger in 1927
  • Hull rebuilt in 1934 with addition of two 2x98 foot sponsons
  • Cabin and boilers converted from coal to oil during 1939-40 rebuild
  • Retired from Army service in 1947
  • Sold at public auction in 1947 to River Barge Ship's Service, Westwego, LA.
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in February 1952
    Specifications:
    Displacement 510 t.
    Length 135'
    Beam
    As Built - 30'
    1934 Rebuild - 33'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew Accommodations unknown
    Propulsion
    1939 - four H.K. Porter oil-fired boilers replaced coal-fired boilers
    two triple expansion reciprocating steam engines, 2,880 hp.
    stern-wheel, 23 ft. diameter by 21 ft. long, 15 buckets, 31 inch dip

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    Tollinger
    303007901
    73k USED Tollinger moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library
    John Spivey
    Tollinger
    303007902
    16k Post card images of USED Tollinger underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Tollinger
    303007903
    66k

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