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USED Towboat Mercury

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, in 1899
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers in May 1899
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Mercury in May 1899
  • Assigned to the Mississippi River Commission as a dredge tender
  • Reassigned to the Mississippi River Dredging District, date unknown
  • Reassigned to the US Army Engineers West Memphis, date unknown
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (Still on the list as late as 1930)
    Displacement 83 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 17'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s), 8 s-4 ft. stroke

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    98k USED Towboats Venus, Mars and Mercury moored at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN., 30 April 1899
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat gallery
    John Spivey
    62k USED Towboat Mercury moored in the canal at Vicksburg, MS., 29 October 1908.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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