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Coral Sea


Towboat:
  • Built in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 608) by Cargill, Port Savage, MN.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Completed by Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Works Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Leased by Inland Waterways Corporation to Sohio Corp. for the duration of WWII
  • Sold in March 1947 to Federal Barge Lines
  • Sold in 1959 to Oil Transport Co., New Orleans, LA.
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1960
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1016 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 52'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two propellers

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    Coral Sea
    303021101
    89k Coral Sea underway at New Martinsville, West Virginia, with a barge tow, 21 March 1959
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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