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  • Laid down in 1944 for the Defense Plant Corp (DPC 618) by St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel, St. Louis, MO.
  • Launched in 1944
  • Leased to Inland Waterways Corporation for the duration of World War II
  • Sold in 1947 to Hennepin Towing Co., Minneapolis, MN.
  • Sold in July 1953 to Mississippi Valley Barge Co.
  • Sold, 15 September 1956, to Ohio Barge Line Co.
  • Out of service by 1965
  • 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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    90k Ohio Barge Line Towboat Gona underway, circa 1956-1965, location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey
    93k Hennepin Towing Co. Towboat Gona upbound at the foot of Wheeling Island, Wheeling, W.VA. in 1948.
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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