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USED Towboat J.B. Battle

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1923 by Charles Ward Engineering, Charlestown, W.VA.
  • Launched in 1923
  • Delivered 31 December 1923 to the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1924 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as USED Towboat J.B. Battle
  • Assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile and Louisville Districts
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1930
  • Sold at public sale, date unknown, renamed La Verne
  • Sold in 1947, renamed J.L. Beatty
  • Sold in 1951, renamed Martha Greene
  • Sunk in 1970s and refloated
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1970s
    Displacement 125 t.
    Length 123'
    Beam 23'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion diesel-electric

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    J.B. Battle
    80k Ex-USED Towboat J.B. Battle underway, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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