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USED Towboat Porterfield

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1928 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1928
  • Delivered in 1928 to the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1928 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as USED Towboat Porterfield
  • Assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
  • USED Porterfield worked on the Mississippi River
  • Converted to twin propellers in June 1946
  • Final Disposition, burned in April 1953
    Displacement 62 t.
    Length 70'
    Beam 18'6"
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion diesel engine
    1928 - sternwheel
    1946-twin propellers

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    69k USED Towboat Porterfield tied up to the bank of the Mississippi River, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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