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USED Towboat Mercury


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, in 1899
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers in May 1899
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Mercury in May 1899
  • Assigned to the Mississippi River Commission as a dredge tender
  • Reassigned to the Mississippi River Dredging District, date unknown
  • Reassigned to the US Army Engineers West Memphis, date unknown
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (Still on the list as late as 1930)
    Specifications:
    Displacement 83 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 17'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine(s), 8 s-4 ft. stroke
    boiler(s)
    sternwheel

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    Venus
    303018101
    98k USED Towboats Venus, Mars and Mercury moored at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., 30 April 1899
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    Mercury
    303018001
    62k USED Towboat Mercury moored in the canal at Vicksburg, MS., 29 October 1908.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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