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  • Built in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 605) by Jeffersonville Boat and Machine, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Possibly completed at Marrietta Manufacturing Co., Marrietta, W,VA., 10 March 1944
  • Leased by Inland waterways Corporation to Mississippi Valley Barge Line for the duration of Wold War II
  • Sold in 1947 to American Commercial Barge Line
  • 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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    Guadalcanal - A military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major land offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan. On 7 August 1942, Allied forces, predominantly United States Marines, landed on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, and Florida in the southern Solomon Islands, with the objective of using Guadalcanal and Tulagi as bases in supporting a campaign to eventually capture or neutralize the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain. The Japanese defenders, who had occupied those islands since May 1942, were outnumbered and overwhelmed by the Allies, who captured Tulagi and Florida, as well as the airfield – later named Henderson Field – that was under construction on Guadalcanal. Surprised by the Allied offensive, the Japanese made several attempts between August and November to retake Henderson Field. Three major land battles, seven large naval battles (five nighttime surface actions and two carrier battles), and almost daily aerial battles culminated in the decisive Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in early November, with the defeat of the last Japanese attempt to bombard Henderson Field from the sea and to land enough troops to retake it. In December, the Japanese abandoned their efforts to retake Guadalcanal, and evacuated their remaining forces by 7 February 1943 (Wikipedia).
    Photo - U.S. First Division Marines storm ashore across Guadalcanal's beaches on D-Day, 7 August 1942, from the transport USS Barnett (AP-11) and the cargo ship USS Fomalhaut (AK-22). [[File:U.S. Marines storm ashore on Guadalcanal, 7 August 1942 (80-CF-112-5-3).jpg|U.S. Marines storm ashore on Guadalcanal, 7 August 1942 (80-CF-112-5-3)]]
    U.S. National Archives photo 80-CF-112-5-3 from First Offensive: The Marine Campaign For Guadalcanal. Marines in World War II Commemorative Series (Wikipedia)
    Map - Route of Allied landing forces to Tulagi and Guadalcanal islands, August 7, 1942.
    Hough, Frank O.; Ludwig, Verle E., and Shaw, Henry I., Jr. (Unknown date). Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal. History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II. (Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    58k Guadalcanal underway, date and location unknown (Photo caption indicates location Marrietta OH., 10 March 1944)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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