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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
USED Towboat Alert (II)
Built in 1874 as the Steam Packet Ada B. at Stillwater, MN. for merchant service
Launched in 1874
Acquired by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1878
Christened, Commissioned in 1878, and put into service by the US Army Corps of Engineers as the towboat USED Alert
Assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers Rock Island District
Rebuilt, date unknown, 130' x 19.5' x 3.9'
Retired from Army service, date unknown
Sold to private owners about 1924
Final Disposition, lost in August, 1928 at Musick Ferry landing in Missouri when gale force winds broke her loose from her moorings and she capsized
Specifications (As Built):
Hull Depth unknown
Crew Accommodations unknown
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| Merchant Service
|Steam Packet Ada B. on the St. Croix River at Taylor Falls, MN., date unknown.
University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
| USED Towboat Alert (II)
|USED Towboat Alert (II) underway, date and location unknown.
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Last Updated 21 October 2022
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