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USED Towboat Inspector


Towboat:
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 345 t.
    Length 144'
    Beam 30'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    two triple expansion steam engines, 10's, 15 s, 25 1/8s-18 in. stroke
    two boilers (Two Babcock & Wilcox, cross drum, marine water-tube boilers, new 1944)
    twin props

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    303016401
    125k USED Towboat Inspector tied up to the riverbank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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