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USED Towboat Mars

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1899 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, in 1899
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers May 1899
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Mars in May 1899
  • Assigned to the Mississippi River Commission as a dredge tender along with the USED Mercury and USED Venus.
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown (Off the list by 30 June 1920)
    Displacement 83 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 17'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3.9'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engines, 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

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