Visual display of the Allegheny (Towboat, 1927-1945)

Allegheny (Towboat, 1927-1945)

  • ca. 1947
  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1927 at Ambridge, Pennsylvania; completed at Coal Valley, Pennsylvania
  • BECAME: J.L. Perry
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Renamed J.L. Perry in June 1945
  • OWNERS: Carnegie Steel Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Frank A. Gould (master, August 1930); Ernest Cropper (chief engineer, 1930, 1939, 1940); Fred German (second engineer, 1930); Captain Paul Cowan (master, 1939); Lew Bradford (pilot, 1939); Andy Zollinger (steward, 1939); Captain William Cowan (master, 1940); Henry E. Holloway (pilot, 1940)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Mississippi River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T0105; Did a good bit of work down the Ohio and Mississippi; in May 1935, she delivered the first gasoline tow to the Republic Oil Corporation plant at Coraopolis, Pennsylvania while under charter to ABL; she caught on a sunken barge at Duquesne, Pennsylvania and sank on May 14, 1942 but was recovered and renamed J.L. Perry in June 1945
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Shows the Allegheny going under the Wabash Bridge in Pittsburgh which was then being torn down
  • Allegheny (A)


  • ca. 1947
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