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USED Towboat Chicot
Built in 1925 as a wooden steamer by Howards Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched in 1925
Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1925 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Chicot
Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
Chicot worked on the Mississippi River
Retired from Army service, after June 1941
Sold in 1941 to Commercial Barge Lines, Evansville, IN., renamed Jerome D. Beeler
In 1943 Commercial Barge Lines renamed her Alec Parnie
Sold in 1946 to C.C. Stone of Point Pleasant, W.VA. with plans convert her power plant to diesel, this never happened
Final Disposition, dismantled, superstructure removed in 1954, her steel hull became a floating wharf. Her hull was later abandoned
Displacement 160 t.
Hull Depth unknown
two reciprocating steam engines, 10's stroke 5'
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|USED Towboat Chicot on the builders ways, Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., circa 1925
University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
|USED Towboat Chicot under construct, tied up to the riverbank at Howards Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., circa 1925
Howards Steamboat Museum
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Last Updated 21 October 2022
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