Visual display of the Victory (Towboat, 1919-1940)

Victory (Towboat, 1919-1940)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1919 at Neville Island, Pennsylvania by Dravo
  • BECAME: O.F. Shearer
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold in 1939 to O.F. Shearer and Son and renamed in 1940
  • OWNERS: Keystone Sand and Supply Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Captain Brady Berry (master); Captain Roy McBride (master, 1931); Captain John A. McNally (master); Oakley German (pilot); John Haley (mate)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River; Kanawha River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2527; She made her maiden trip on September 3, 1919. She towed sand and gravel in the Pittsburgh area. She was lengthened, along with her sister boat the Warren Elsey, in September 1924. In 1931 she was chartered to the Koch-McBride Towing Company and towed Kanawha River coal to Louisville and Paducah. In December 1936 she missed the lock due to excess current and ran two loads of coal out on Dam 1 on the Monongahela River. She was sold in 1939 and her name changed in 1940
  • Victory (B)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 37611
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