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USED Towboat Saturn

International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Yankee - Charlie - Delta
Sternwheel Towboat:
  • Built in 1912 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for $17,175
  • Launched in 1912
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1912 as USED Towboat Saturn
  • Assigned to the US Engineers St. Louis District
  • Reassigned in 1920 to the US Army Engineers Mississippi River Dredging District
  • Reassigned in 1923 to the West Memphis, Arkansas District
  • Retired from US Army service in 1944
  • Sold at public auction to Charles Zubik
  • Final Disposition, dismantled, her hull was sold to the American Steel and Wire Co.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 118'
    Beam 20'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft 4.5'
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    steam engine(s)

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    49k USED Towboat Saturn underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historical Steamboat Collection

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