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USED Towboat Red Spot

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1912 at Paducah, KY., Engines and equipment from the merchant towboat Bellevue
  • Launched in 1912
  • Placed into commercial service in 1912,operated by Ayer & Lord Tie Co.
  • Sold to US Army Engineers, in 1922
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1922 as USED Towboat Red Spot
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Florence, AL. District
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown (Off the list by 30 June 1926)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 111'
    Beam 26.3'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.2'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)
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    Red Spot
    113k USED Red Spot probably at her builders yard in 1912 at Paducah, KY
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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