Visual display of the Titan (Towboat, 1930-1953)

Titan (Towboat, 1930-1953)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1930 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by Howard Ship Yard
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sold for scrap, 1953
  • OWNERS: 1930: Jones & Laughlin Steel Company
  • OFFICERS & CREW: 1932: Captain J.D. Cypher; 1943: Captain Wade Furnier (master), George A. Foreman and J.A. "Jerry" McDavid (pilots), Thomas "Red" McFaddin (chief engineer), Fred B. Homan (second engineer); Later: Captain Hubert Hodgson (master)
  • RIVERS: Monongahela River; Ohio River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - T2443; Going up along Brunots Island, Ohio River, February 1, 1932 she heard the distress whistle from the sand dredge Star. Captain Cypher came alongside and rescued a crew of five as the digger sank. This "dummy" digger was long operated at Baden, Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Sand & Supply Company. By September 1943, she was towing coal from Huntington to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. On October 15, 1947 at Proctor, West Virginia she exploded a boiler flue resulting in the death of a fireman. She was sold for scrap in the summer of 1953
  • Titan (D)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 35632
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