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Bou Arada

  • Built in 1943 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 610) by Cargill, Port Savage, MN.
  • Launched in 1943
  • Accepted by the Defense Plant Corp. in October 1943
  • Delivered to Federal Barge Lines in 1943
  • Leased to Inland Waterways Corporation for the duration of World War II
  • Sold in February 1946 to Standard Oil Ohio
  • Renamed Sohio Fleetwing in May 1947
  • Sold to Ohio Barge Line, Pittsburgh in November 1949, rename Pittsburger
  • Sold in 1965 to Bauer Dredging Co.
  • Retired from service in 1964
  • Converted to a clam dredge in 1972
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    Bon Arada
    122k Bon Arada in service for Standard Oil Ohio, moored to a riverbank, circa 1946, prior to being renamed Sohio Fleetwing, location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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