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Milne Bay

  • Built in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 609) by Cargill, Port Savage, MN.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Completed at Memphis by Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Works Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Leased by Inland Waterways Corporation chartered to Mississippi Valley Barge Line for the duration of World War II
  • Sold, circa 1946, Martin Oil Company
  • Sold in May, 1949 to American Barge Line, renamed Allen B. Wood
  • Converted to a dredge, date unknown, renamed Dave Blackburn
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1977
    Displacement 1016 t.
    Length 180'
    Beam 52'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two propellers

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    Milne Bay
    71k Milne BAy underway , 3 March 1944 with a tow at Memphis, TN.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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