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USED Towboat Choctaw

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Dubuque, IA. for the Mississippi River Commission
  • Launched in 1899
  • Transferred in 1905 to the U.S. Engineering Department ST. Louis Mississippi River Dredging District
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Choctaw
  • Transferred in 1924 to the U.S. Engineering Department West Memphis
  • Re-assigned in 1924 to the US Army Corps of Engineers West Memphis District
  • USED Towboat Choctaw worked on the Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold to Federal Barge Lin, date unknown (still on the list in 1930)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 171.5'
    Beam 36'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 22ís-8 ft. stroke
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    143k USED Towboats Choctaw and Sachem steaming in tandem probably near West Memphis Arkansas on the Mississippi River, circa 1905.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    71k USED Towboats Choctaw laying at City Landing, St. Louis, MO., 7 May 1900
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    85k USED Towboat Choctaw astern of USED Dredge Omega preparing to get underway, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library, collection of CAPT. Forrest Harrison

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