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USED Towboat/Snagboat Arkansas (II)

Stern-wheel Towboat/Snagboat and Buoy Tender:
  • Built in 1940 at Leetsdale, PA., by Bethlehem Steel Co, completed at West Memphis, Hull built by Bethlehem Steel Co,, machinery and cabin placed at West Memphis
  • Launched in 1940, towed to West Memphis for completion
  • Commissioned USED Towboat Arkansas (II) 1940
  • Allocated to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • Decommissioned and retired from Army service in 1966
  • Reconfigured 1975 to serve as a floating restaurant at St. Paul and later at Memphis in 1979
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 288 t.
    Length 177'1"
    Beam 38'6"
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Crane unknown
    one fuel-oil fired Combustion Engineering Co. cross drum marine water tube boiler
    Condensing engines 12s,28s-5 ft. stroke, rated at 450 hp at 22 rpm

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    Arkansas (II)
    67k USED Arkansas (II) underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin at La Crosse Historic Steamboat Photographs
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (II)
    45k USED Arkansas (II) underway, date and location unknown
    Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
    John Spivey
    Arkansas (II)
    123k USACE Arkansas II carrying buoys with her crew on deck while underway on the Mississippi River, circa 1940-1966.
    Photo from by uofmtiger52
    John Spivey

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