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USED Snagboat/Towboat Swan
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USED Snagboat/Towboat General Theodore Schwann (1903 - 1907)


Sternwheel Snagboat / Towboat:
  • Built in 1903 as the towboat / snagboat General Theodore Schwann by Riter-Conley Co., Leesdale, PA.
  • Launched, circa 1903
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED General Theodore Schwann, circa 1903
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Pittsburgh District
  • Name shortened to USED Swan in 1907
  • USED Swan was often used to do repair work around the locks and dams on the upper Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1932
  • Sold in 1932 to CAPT. W. H. Muller of Glenwillard, PA., renamed William Muller
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 159'
    Beam 31'3"
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    steam engine(s)
    boiler(s)
    sternwheel

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    303204102
    120k USED Swan tied up to the bank of a river, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey
    Swsn
    303204103
    101k USED Swan underway, date and location unknown
    Elizabeth Marine Ways, Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA. Photo by CAPT. William S. Pollock
    Tommy Trampp
    Swsn
    303204104
    195k USED Swan underway with a tow, date and location unknown
    Elizabeth Marine Ways, Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA.
    Tommy Trampp
    Swsn
    303204105
    195k USED Swan underway passing through a lock, date and location unknown
    Elizabeth Marine Ways Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA.
    Tommy Trampp
    Swsn
    303204106
    196k USED Swan underway with a tow near Charleroi, PA. on the Monongahela River, date unknown.
    Elizabeth Marine Ways Steamboat Building in Elizabeth, PA.
    Tommy Trampp

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