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  • Laid down in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 616) by St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel, St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Accepted by the Defense Plant Corp. in October 1944
  • Leased to Inland Waterways Corporation for the duration of World War II
  • Chartered and then sold in May 1946 to American Commercial Barge Line Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • 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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    Casablanca - The Naval Battle of Casablanca was a series of naval engagements fought between American ships covering the invasion of North Africa and Vichy French ships defending the neutrality of French Morocco in accordance with the Second Armistice at Compi├Ęgne during World War II.[1] The last stages of the battle consisted of operations by German U-boats which had reached the area the same day the French troops surrendered. (Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    67k Overhead/stern view of Casablanca underway with barge tow, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey
    122k Casablanca underway with barge tow, date and location unknown
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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