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USED Towboat Nauvoo

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1915 at Grafton Boat Works, Grafton, IL.
  • Launched, in 1915
  • Delivered to the US Army Engineers in 1915
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Nauvoo in 1915
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Rock Island District where she worked on the upper Mississippi River
  • Transferred in May 1934 to the US Army Engineers Huntington District where she worked on the Ohio River and Big Sandy River
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1936
  • Final Disposition, sold in November 1936 to Charles Zubik and dismantled at Pittsburgh
    Displacement 240 t.
    Length 125.3'
    Beam 31.7'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    reciprocating steam engine(s)
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    58k USED Towboat Nauvoo underway with a tow, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    189k USED Towboat Nauvoo, and USED Muscatine (I) drydocked with USED General Allen, Drillboat 426, and barges 289 and 650. date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    Tommy Trampp
    62k USED Towboat Nauvoo working on Upper Mississippi, date unknown.
    (Photo caption dates photo as 1938, conflcts with Way's Towboat Directory dimantling date 1936)
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    303018503-Tommy Trampp
    303018504-John Spivey

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