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USED Towboat Alert (I)

Stern-wheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1885 by Howard Shipyard at Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Army Corps of Engineers, date unknown
  • Christened, Commissioned and put into service by the US Army Corps of Engineers as the towboat USED Alert
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold by US Engineer Department at Gasconade, MO. in April 1903
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 132'
    Beam 24'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'4"
    Speed unknown
    Crew Accommodations unknown
    reciprocating steam engine

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    Merchant Service
    125k Towboat Alert (I) with barges alongside, date and location unknown
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    USED Towboat Alert
    48k USED Alert (I) underway, date and location unknown
    University of Missouri-St. Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey

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