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USED Towboat Colbert

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1891 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 1891
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1891 by the U.S. Engineering Department as USED Towboat Colbert
  • Assigned to the U.S. Engineering Department Nashville District
  • USED Colbert worked on the Tennessee River
  • Rebuilt in 1909
  • Rebuilt again in 1915
  • Nashville Bridge Company built a steel hull for Colbert in 1925
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold in 1946 to Muscle Shoals Boat Company at Florence, AL. and dismantled
    Displacement 241t.
    Length 136'
    Beam 26'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion reciprocating steam engine
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    123k USED Towboats Colbert tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey
    123k USED Towboat Colbert tied up astern of USED Dredge Pettus dredging, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey

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