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USED Towboat Chalmette

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1915 by Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1915
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineering Department in 1915
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1915 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Chalmette
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
  • Chalmette worked on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1941
  • Sold to Baton Rouge Coal and Towing Company in 1941, converted to diesel, twin prop
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 335 t.
    Length 89'
    Beam 21'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)
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    78k USED Towboat Chalmette tied up to the river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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