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USED Towboat Control

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1905, as Scimitar II Ed J. Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. as a pleasure craft and packet boat
  • Launched in 1905
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, 1n 1906, renamed Control
  • Commissioned in 1906 as USED Towboat Control
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
  • Wooden hull replaced in 1921 by a steel hull built at Dravo Contracting, Neville, Island, PA.
  • Steel hull towed to Vicksburg where upper works, machinery, etc. were added
  • Retired in 1940
  • Sold at public auction, 7 May 1940, to CAPT. George Prince
  • Final Disposition, resold in 1941 to to be broken up at Harvey, LA.
    Displacement 135 t.
    Length 157'6"
    Beam 26'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4' (fwd light), 4'1" (aft light)
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating 13 s steam engines, stroke 5'
    two 40 in. by 26 ft. diameter boilers

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    139k USED Towboat Control underway in 1930, location unknown
    Dave Thomson Collection at
    John Spivey
    82k USED Towboat Control underway, 3 June 1938, location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digit Library

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