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  • Laid down in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 620) at Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Leased by Inland Waterways Corporation to Mississippi Valley Barge Line for the duration of World War II
  • Sold in 1947, renamed H. E. Lewis, later renamed America
  • Resold in 1952 renamed BDCO No. 28
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1132 t.
    Length 165'
    Beam 52'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two propellers

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    71k Gaum underway near her builders yard, Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, W.VA. during her trial run 11 November 1943
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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