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USACE Towboat Redstone

  • Built in 1952 by Calmes Engineering Co., New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched in 1952
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers circa 1952
  • Christened and commissioned USACE Towboat Redstone circa 1952
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District
  • Reassigned in 1987 to US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile, District
  • Retired from US Army service, circa 1997
  • Sold in 1997 to G&R Tugs Inc., New Iberia, LA.
  • Sold in August 1998 to Double Eagle Marine, Inc., New Iberia, LA, renamed Hunter Eagle
  • Sold in February 2001 to Delta Towing LLC, Houma, LA.
  • Sold in March 2002 to Dolbey Marine, Inc., Salisbury, MD.
  • Sold in October 2003 to Eastern Shore Holdings LLC, Salisbury, MD.
  • Sold in February 2005 to Star Towing Corp., Chesapeake, MD, renamed Retriever
  • Sold in August 2006 to Larco Marine LLC, Golden Meadow, LA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 64.5'
    Beam 20.4
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two GM 12V-71 diesel engines 800hp
    twin disk reduction gears 4.5:1
    two propellers

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    53k Ex-USACE Redstone in commercial service as the Star Towing Corp., towboat Retriever, circa February 2005-August 2006
    Towboat Gallery, photo by Glen Daigrepont
    John Spivey

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