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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
USED Towboat William R. King
Built in 1899 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched in 1899
Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1899 as USED Towboat William R. King
Assigned to the US Army Engineers St. Louis District
USED William R. King worked on the Mississippi River
Chartered in 1927 by the Philadelphia and Cleveland Coal Co. to tow coal between Cairo and St. Louis. On her first trip she burned boilers and and was returned
Retired from US Army service, circa 1930
Sold circa 1930 to Patton Tully Co. Memphis, TN., renamed Charles Norvell. used as a quarterboat into 1932
Final Disposition, dismantled at Memphis in 1936.
Displacement 840 t.
Hull Depth unknown
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|USED William R. King tied up to a riverbank, date and location unknown
University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
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