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USED Towboat Comet

  • Built in 1910 as a sternwheel towboat at Hanging Rock, Ohio
  • Launched in 1910
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineers, date unknown
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service, date unknown, as USED Towboat Comet
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers District, unknown
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, abandoned in 1936
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    gasoline engine
    single screw

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    115k USED Towboat Comet with a tow, date and location unknown. Photo shows that she may have been built with a sternwheel and converted to a single screw.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

    139k USED Towboat Comet at Fernwod Dam on the Ohio River circa 1913
    Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
    John Spivey

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