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USED Towboat Inspector
International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Yankee - Charlie - Bravo
Built in 1915 at Charles Ward Engineering, Charleston, W.VA.
Launched in 1915
Delivered in 1915 to the US Army Engineers
Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1915 by the U.S. Army Engineers as USED Towboat Inspector
Assigned to the U.S. Army Engineers Memphis District
Inspector played the part of the Royal Barge in the Memphis annual Cotton Carnival for a decade
Inspector was flagship for the flood relief fleet in 1927
Rebuilt in 1929 at Ayer and Lord Ways, Paducah, KY.
USED Inspector worked on the Mississippi River, Red River, Black River, Tensas River and Ouachita River
Retired from US Army service circa 1946
Sold at public sale in November 1946 to Fabick Tugboat Rental Co., St. Louis
Final Disposition, dismantled in 1947
Displacement 345 t.
Hull Depth unknown
two triple expansion steam engines, 10's, 15 ½’s, 25 1/8’s-18 in. stroke
two boilers (Two Babcock & Wilcox, cross drum, marine water-tube boilers, new 1944)
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||USED Towboat Inspector tied up to the riverbank, date and location unknown.
University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
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