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USED Towboat Del Commune

Diesel Towboat:
  • Built in 1937 for the US Army Corps of Engineers, at Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1937
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1937
  • Christened, Commissioned and put into service as USED Towboat Del Commune in 1937
  • Named for Charles L. Commune, a civil engineer with the U.S. Engineering Department, St. Louis office for 44 years
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
  • Retired, Circa 1955
  • Sold to Crain Brothers Pittsburgh, PA. in 1955, renamed Allegheny
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 525 t.
    Length 161'
    Beam 36'
    Hull Depth 8'
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    two diesel engines
    twin propellers

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    Del Commune
    161k USED Towboat Del Commune moored pierside at St. Louis, MO., 14 October 1937
    Dave Thompson Collection at
    John Spivey
    Del Commune
    92k USED Towboat Del Commune underway, 28 March 1938, location unknown
    University of Missouri, St. Louis Digital Library, US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Del Commune
    93k USED Towboat Del Commune tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph collection
    Tommy Trampp

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