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USED Towboat Success

Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1882 at Marietta, Ohio at the Knox Yard
  • Launched in 1882
  • Delivered to George Strecker in 1882
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineers, in 1887
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1887 as USED Success
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers District, unknown
  • USED Towboat Success was employed on the upper Mississippi River from the Des Moines to the mouth of the Illinois River
  • Retired from US Army service in 1894
  • Sold to private ownership 1894, documented at Wheeling, W.VA. (Off the list by 30 June 1897)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 116.6 tons
    Length 119'
    Beam 22'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 3'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    two boiler(s)
    steam engine(s)
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    103k USED Towboat Success out of the water in dry dock, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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