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USED Towboat Vulcan

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1897 at Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1897
  • Acquired by the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1897
  • Christened, commissioned and and put into service as USED Towboat Vulcan in 1897
  • Vulcan was assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers St. Louis District
  • Reassigned in 1912 to West Memphis, AR.
  • Sunk in 1913 in a storm at Memphis in 35 feet of water, but raised
  • Vulcan operated on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 95'
    Beam 17'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.8'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    steam engine(s)
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    47k USED Towboat Vulcan and aft end view of Sternwheel Steamer Delta, moored, probably at Memphis, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (I)
    40k Flood scene, location and date unknown; front left of photo stern-wheel USED Towboat Vulcan; rear left; side-wheel USED Dredge Kappa; right front stern-wheel snagboat USED Arkansas (I)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Library
    John Spivey

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