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USED Towboat Ruth
Built in 1895 at Keokuk, IA.
Launched in 1895
Delivered to the US Army Engineers in 1895
Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1895 as USED Towboat Ruth
Assigned to the US Army Engineers Rock Island District
Ruth worked on the upper Mississippi between St. Paul and the Missouri River
Retired from US Army service, date unknown (Off the list by 29 May 1931)
Sold to W.A. Cooley for $2,500 by the Rock Island District, 29 May 1931
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Hull Depth unknown