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USED Towboat General Allen

  • Built in 1916 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. as Minnesota for Dr. Charles H. Mayo as a pleasure boat
  • Launched in 1916
  • Delivered in 1916
  • Purchased by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1922 at Fountain City, WI.
  • Renamed, commissioned and placed in service in 1922 as USED Towboat General Allen
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
  • Retired from US Army service in 1925
  • Transferred in 1925 to the Federal Barge Lines
  • Sold in 1943 to Central Barge Lines of Rock Island, IL., renamed Minnesota
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 271 t.
    Length 115'9"
    Beam 30'2"
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'2"
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine

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    Gen. Allen
    235k Dr. Charles H. Mayo's Private Steamer Minnesota tied to a riverbank, circa 1915-1922, location unknown
    University of Wisconsin, Madison Libraries
    Tommy Trampp
    USED Towboat General Allen
    Gen. Allen
    126k USED Towboat General Allen tied up to a riverbank, circa 1922-1925, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey
    General Allen
    50k USED Towboat General Allen underway, circa 1922-1925, location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    General Allen
    84k USED Towboat General Allen at the landing at Fountain City, WS., circa 1938-1939
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Great Lakes Maritime History Collection
    John Spivey
    Federal Barge Line
    Gen. Allen
    55k Federal Barge Lines Towboat General Allen underway with a tow, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library

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