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  • Laid down in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 617) by St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel, St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Accepted in 1944 by the Defense Plant Corporation
  • Leased through the Inland Waterways Corporation then chartered to the Butcher-Arthur Company of Houston, TX. for the duration of World War II
  • Sold In 1947 to Ore Steamship Company, a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Company, and placed in "moth balls" at Beaumont, Texas.
  • Sold in November 1950 to Inland Waterways Corporation and later ownership was transferred to Federal Barge Lines, Inc.
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, circa 1960
    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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    85k Tunis underway with a tow, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey

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