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USED Towboat Patrol

Sternwheel Towboat/Packet:
  • Hull and cabin built at Sewickley, PA. and completed at James Rees & Sons, Pittsburgh, PA. in 1883
  • Launched in 1883
  • Delivered to the Mississippi River Commission in 1883
  • Rebuilt at Jeffersonville, IN. in 1895 (130.7 x 28 x 4.8.)
  • Turned over to the US Army Engineering Dept in 1906
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Towboat Patrol in 1906
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District in 1906
  • USED Patrol worked on the Mississippi River, Red River and Cumberland River
  • Retired from US Army service circa 1913
  • Sold at public auction in 1913 to Cumberland River Transportation Co. for service as a packet and towboat
  • Final Disposition, stranded in the Harmons Shoals, below Burnside, KY. on 8 September 1918, total loss
    Specifications (As Built):
    Displacement unknown
    Length 135.5'
    Beam 26.8'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.2'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Rees steam engine(s), 12’s-5 ft. stroke
    two 44 in. by 20 ft. boilers
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    89k USED Towboat Patrol tied up to bank of the Ohio River at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. in 1895 while she was being rebuilt.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    100k USED Towboat Patrol tied up to a riverbank with crew on deck, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    58k The Cumberland River Transportation Co. Packet/Towboat Patrol tied up in 1916 at Burnside, Kentucky, Post marked 24 January 1916.
    John Spivey

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