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Java Sea

  • Built in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 602) by Jeffersonville Boat and Machine, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Leased by Inland Waterways Corporation, chartered to American Barge Line for the duration of WWII
  • Sold to American Barge Line in 1947
  • Resold in 1947, converted to a dredge, renamed Joe Pickering
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1016 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 52'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two propellers

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    Java Sea
    48k Java Sea at Porter Lake, Arkansas, mile 668 on the Mississippi River. She is bound downstream with 17 loaded barges and 6 empties with a total of 7,866 tons of freight.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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