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Midway Islands

  • Built in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 612) by Mt. Vernon Bridge, Ironton, OH.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Leased by Inland Waterways Corporation to Ashland Oil & Refining Co. for the duration of World War II
  • Sold in 1946 to Sohio Petroleum Co., renamed Sohio Southern
  • Resold in 1949
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1959
    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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    Midway Island
    99k Midway Islands underway, circa 1944-1946, location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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