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Midway Islands

  • Built in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 612) by Mt. Vernon Bridge, Ironton, OH.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Leased by Inland Waterways Corporation to Ashland Oil & Refining Co. for the duration of World War II
  • Sold in 1946 to Sohio Petroleum Co., renamed Sohio Southern
  • Resold in 1949
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1959
    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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    Midway Island
    Midway Islands - The Battle of Midway was a major naval battle in the Pacific Theater of World War II that took place 4–7 June 1942, six months after the Empire of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and one month after the Battle of the Coral Sea. (Wikipedia)
    Photo - U.S. Navy Douglas SBD-3 "Dauntless" dive bombers from scouting squadron VS-8 from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) approaching the burning Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma to make the third set of attacks on her, during the Battle of Midway, 6 June 1942. Mikuma had been hit earlier by strikes from Hornet and USS Enterprise (CV-6), leaving her dead in the water and fatally damaged. Note bombs hung beneath the SBDs. (U.S National Archives photo # 80-G-17054 a U.S. Navy photo now in the collectins ofthe U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.)
    Map - Battle of Midway-deployment - (Koenig, William (in German) Sea Battles of World History ISBN: 978-0706404456. ISBN 0706404459 (German Version of "Epic Sea Battles" Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported)
    Tommy Trampp
    Midway Island
    99k Midway Islands underway, circa 1944-1946, location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey
    Midway Island
    140k Ashland Oil and Refining CO. Towboat Midway Islands underway, in 1945 at Ashland KY.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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