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USED Towboat Tallulah


Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1922 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1922
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers in 1922
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Tallulah in 1922
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Vicksburg District
  • USED Tallulah worked on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, to Patton-Tully Transportation Co. renamed Walter F. Carey
  • Resold in 1943 to Commercial Barge Line, renamed Commercial Dixie
  • Converted to a twin prop diesel boat by St. Louis Ship for Commercial Barge Line
  • Final Disposition, Fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 160 t.
    Length 127.5'
    Beam 23'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    two steam engines, 10ís-5 ft. stroke
    two boilers
    sternwheel
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    USED Tallulah
    Tallulah
    303019601
    45k USED Tallulah moored to a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Tallulah
    303019602
    91k Towboat Walter F. Carey (ex-USED Tallulah tie up to a riverbank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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