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USED Towboat Luther L. Griffith


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1922 by John Eichleay Jr. Co., Hays, PA.
  • Launched, in 1922
  • Completed and delivered to the US Army Engineers in 1922
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Luther L. Griffith in 1922
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Memphis District
  • Luther L. Griffith also worked as a survey, and sounding boat
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1948
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1948
    Specifications:
    Displacement 144 t.
    Length 118'
    Beam 20'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    two coal fired Rees Co. boilers
    reciprocating steam engine(s) 10ís-5 ft. stroke
    sternwheel

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    Luther L. Griffith
    303017701
    55k USED Towboat Luther L. Griffith underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Luther L. Griffith
    303017702
    37k USED Towboat Luther L. Griffith underway in June 1923 near Memphis, TN.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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