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USED Towboat Osceola

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1923 as Viola Puckett, at Jenerette, LA.
  • Launched in 1923
  • Acquired by the US Army Engineers, in 1925
  • Christened, commissioned, renamed and and put into service as USED Towboat Osceola in 1925
  • Osceola was assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers Memphis District
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold in 1944 to Kosmos Towing Co. and dismantled becoming as pump boat
    Displacement 157 t.
    Length 118'
    Beam 22'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)
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    Merchant Service
    145k Towboat Viola Puckett tied up to a riverbank, circa 1923-1924, location unknown.
    Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    USED Osceola
    73k USED Towboat Osceola underway with a tow, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    45k USED Towboat Osceola underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat collection
    John Spivey

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