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USED Towboat Daniel Boone (II)

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1925 as the steel hull towboat Daniel Boone by USED at Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched in 1925
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1925 by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as USED Daniel Boone
  • Assigned to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Omaha District
  • Daniel Boone worked on the Missouri River and Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1940
  • Sold to Waterways Transportation Inc. of St. Louis in 1940
  • Final Disposition, dismantled, hull sold to Phillips Petroleum Co. in 1943, used as a barge at their tank farm below East St. Louis, Il.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 128.1'
    Beam 26'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 9's stroke 4½ ft.

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    Daniel Boone
    77k USED Towboat Daniel Boone (II) at Gasconade, Mo. in 1926
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    Daniel Boone
    55k USED Towboat Daniel Boone (II) underway with tow on the Missouri River, circa 1930.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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