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Photographer:ROBERT HOGG [View profile]Title:SCRAPIRONAdded:Nov 05, 2008
Photo Category: Inland Tugs
Pusher tug boat in use at shipyard in Greenville, Mississippi, USA. No details.
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Dan Owen on Nov 05, 2008 16:43 (10 years ago)
Boat was built with scraps and pieces of left over steel plate and material from building other towboats, hence the name SCRAPIRON.
Built 1979 by Greenville Shipbuilding Corporation. 50 x 20. 2xGM 8V-71 diesels, 600 hp. Owned by builder until sold 1999 to Mississippi Marine Corporation, Greenville. Still in service, although it looks pretty worn out in this photo.
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