Visual display of the S. S. Thorpe (Towboat, 1927-1940)

S. S. Thorpe (Towboat, 1927-1940)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1927 at Dubuque, Iowa by Dubuque Boat and Boiler Company
  • BECAME: George M. Verity
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold to the American Rolling Mill Company in 1940 and renamed
  • OWNERS: Federal Barge Lines
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Percy Swain (master, circa 1927); William D. Mills (pilot, circa 1927); Oscar W. Olsen (mate/master, circa 1927); Charles Brandon (chief engineer, circa 1927); Clinton Critchfield (chief engineer)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2219; Used on the upper Mississippi. She was the first of the new fleet of sternwheelers for the trade. On August 15, 1927 she left St. Louis for St. Paul with three loads drawing 4 1/2 feet. T.R. Tarn, designer of the S.S. Thorpe, was on board
  • S. S. Thorpe (A)


Goergen, Margery
Local identifier
  • Neg. 43618
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