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USED Towboat Tombigbee

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1908 at Howard's Shipyard Jeffersonville, IN. for the US Army Engineers
  • Launched in 1908
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1908 as USED Towboat Tombigbee
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers District, unknown
  • Tombigbee operated on the Black Warrior River and Tombigbee River in the Black Warrior River Basin
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Sold at public sale to Southern Sand & Gravel Co., Selma, AL. prior to 1929 for operations on the Alabama River
  • Final Disposition, hit a bridge at Selma and was lost 11 October 1934
    Displacement unknown
    Length 104.8'
    Beam 28.6'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.9'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)
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    USED Towboat Tombigbee Source
    141k USED Towboat Tombigbee at Lock 6, Warrior River, AL., first lockage, looking upstream, 3 November 1902
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Commercial Service
    87k Ex-USED Towboat Tombigbee on the Tombigbee River when owned by Southern Sand and Gravel Co., Selma, ALabama, circa 1930.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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