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  • Laid down in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 621) by Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, W.VA.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Accepted by the Defense Plant Corporation in 1944
  • Kiska operated on the Ohio River for the duration of World wAr II
  • Sold in 1947, to Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation, renamed W. J. Creighton, later renamed Constitution
  • Resold in 1952, to American Barge Line, renamed BDCO No. 22
  • Resold, date unknown, renamed Senator Russell B. Long
  • 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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    104k Stern view of W.J. Creighton (ex-Kiska) on the Ohio River with a tow, circa 1947-1952.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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