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Wake Island

  • Built in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 603) by Jeffersonville Boat and Machine, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Accepted by the Defense Plant Corp.,
  • Leased through the Inland Waterways Corporation chartered to John I. Hay and the Ashland Oil and Refining Company for the duration of World War II.
  • Sold in 1947, converted to a dredge
  • Sold to the Brazos Engineering Co. and taken to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1959
  • 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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    Wike Island
    68k Wake Island underway probably during builder trials in 1943 on the Ohio River near Jeffersonville, IN.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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