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USED Towboat Coiner

  • Laid down as towboat Richard T. Coiner in 1934 at Marietta Manufacturing Co.. Point Pleasant. W.V.
  • Launched in 1935
  • Named after LT. Col. Richard Coiner, former district engineer in New Orleans
  • Name shortened to Coiner
  • Christened and commissioned USED Coiner in March 1935,
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District
  • Transferred to the Memphis District of the Corps of Engineers in 1961
  • Repowered with a pair of GM 12-567A diesels totaling 1,800 hp. They were paired with Falk 2.5:1 gears
  • In 1982 Coiner was retired from US Army service and sold to McAlister Construction Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Final Disposition fate unknown
    Specifications (as built):
    Displacement 850 t. gross
    Length 176'
    Beam 38'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 9'
    Speed 17mph (downriver)
    Crew unknown
    two Winton diesels, each rated at 650hp. at 250rpm
    two 60 cubic foot Ingersoll Rand compressors supplying air to 16 starting air tanks
    twin four-blade propellers, 7 foot

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    84k USED Coiner underway, circa 1935, location unknown
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey
    632k Winton Engine Corp. advertisment in "The Waterways Journal, April 23, 1935
    Photo by from "The Waterways Journal Weekly", February 26, 2023.
    ©copyWaters Journal Inc.
    119k USED Coiner moored circa 1935, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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