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USED Towboat Tuscumbia

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1914 at Ambridge, PA. as the Slack Barrett
  • Launched in 1914
  • Delivered to the Ohio River Dredging Company in 1914
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineers in 1922
  • Christened, Commissioned put into service by the US Army Engineers as the USED Towboat Tuscumbia in 1922
  • USED Tuscumbia worked on the Tennessee River
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1937
  • Sold in 1937 to Minneapolis Dredging Co.
  • Resold in 1939 to the Ohio River Dredging Co., renamed Slack Barrett
  • Final Disposition, dismantled at Huntington, WVa in March, 1949.
    Displacement 195 t.
    Length 139'
    Beam 32.8'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 6.4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew Accommodations unknown
    Marietta Mfg. Co. steam engine(s), 12ís,21ís-7 ft. stroke
    three boilers

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    104k USED towboat USED Tuscumbia underway on the Mississippi River during the great flood of 1927.
    University of Missouri-St. Louis Digital Library
    John Spivey
    77k USED Towboat Tuscumbia underway on a river, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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