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USACE Towboat Hooper
USACE Towboat Bear (1940 - 1943)

  • Laid down in 1948 as Towboat Bear by US Army Corps of Engineer Boatyard, Gasconade, MO.
  • Launched, in 1948
  • Delivered, commissioned and placed in service in 1948 as USACE Towboat Bear
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District
  • Name changed to Hooper in January 1974
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold, date and buyer unknown
  • Disposition, unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 48'
    Beam 14'3"
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two GM 6071 diesel engines, 330hp
    twin disc reduction gears 3.85.1
    twin screws

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    USACE Bear
    58k USACE Towboat Bear, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph collection
    John Spivey
    USACE Hooper
    63k USACE Towboat Hooper tied up alongside and Core of Engineers Dredge, date and location unknown
    ©Tim and Lori Powell courtesy of Dick's Towboar Gallery
    John Spivey

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