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USCGC Towboat Azalea
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USED Towboat Minneapolis (1915 - 1939)


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Laid down in 1915 as the towboat Minneapolis at Grafton Boat Works, Grafton, IL.
  • Launched in 1915
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1915
  • Commissioned in 1915 and placed in service as USED Towboat Minneapolis
  • Retired from US Army service in 1939
  • Transferred to the US Coast Guard in 1939, commissioned USCGC Towboat Azalea
  • Decommissioned by the US Coast Guard, circa 1946
  • Sold in 1946 to Donald J. Kennedy
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 235 t.
    Length 149.8'
    Beam 34.3'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    one fuel-oil fired Foster-Wheeler, two drum, water tube boiler
    reciprocating steam engine(s) 9's, 18' s-6 ft. stroke, rated 340 hp
    sternwheel
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    USCGC Azalea
    Azalea
    303011602
    73k USCGC Towboat Azalea underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Library LaCrosse steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    USED Minneapolis
    Minneapolis
    303011601
    101k USED Towboat Minneapolis tied up on the riverbank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Library LaCrosse steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    Minneapolis
    303011603
    51k USED Towboat Minneapolis underway with a tow in 1932, location unknown
    University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Library LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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