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USED Towboat Aldebaran

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Laid down in 1924 as the towboat Aldebaran for William G. Peters of Wabasha, MN.
  • Launched in 1924
  • Acquired by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1925
  • Commissioned in 1927 and placed in service as USED Towboat Aldebaran
  • The US Army Corps of Engineers used Aldebaran as a survey boat on the lower Mississippi River
  • Retired from US Army service in 1934
  • Sold at public auction in December 1934 to CAPT. Rush Burnside, homeported at Memphis, renamed Rush Krodell
  • Final Disposition, burned one mile below Natchez. MS in December 1937
    Displacement unknown
    Length 132'
    Beam 26'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s) 12's-6 ft. stroke

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    Merchant Service
    113k William G. Peters Towboat Aldebaran tied up to the riverbank on the upper Mississippi River, 1924
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    USED Towboat Aldebaran
    71k USED Towboat Aldebaran underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Library LaCrosse steamboat gallery
    John Spivey

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