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USED Towboat Choctaw


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Dubuque, IA. for the Mississippi River Commission
  • Launched in 1899
  • Transferred in 1905 to the U.S. Engineering Department ST. Louis Mississippi River Dredging District
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Choctaw
  • Transferred in 1924 to the U.S. Engineering Department West Memphis
  • Re-assigned in 1924 to the US Army Corps of Engineers West Memphis District
  • USED Towboat Choctaw worked on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold to Federal Barge Lin, date unknown (still on the list in 1930)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 171.5'
    Beam 36'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines, 22ís-8 ft. stroke
    sternwheel
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    Choctaw
    303013301
    143k USED Towboats Choctaw and Sachem steaming in tandem probably on the Mississippi River, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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