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Name Official number Flag IMO
DELTA QUEEN    USA   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1925  09/03/1925 shipped   
Vessel type Vessel description
River Steamer Passenger/Cargo  Steel Stern Paddle Wheel  
Builder Yard Yard no
William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton Leven Yard  1169 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
1150 grt / 680 nrt / 250.0 ft  57.2 ft  11.8 ft   
Engine builder William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton
Engine detail
Twin C2cyl horizontal 26"52"x120" 2000hp (1500kW)
Engine Nos. SO 1092/1093  

First owner First port of register Registration date
California Transportation Co, Stockton CA     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1940 Isbrandtsen Steamship Lines, New Orleans
1946 Greene Line, Cincinnati OH
1973 Delta Queen Steamboat Co, Cincinnati OH
1976 mng Coca Cola Bottling co, New York
19xx mng Prudential Lines Inc, San Francisco
198x mng American Classical Voyages (Samuel Zell)
2002 mng Delaware North Companies Inc
2006 mng Ambassadors International (Majestic America Line)
200x Delta Queen LLC (  
Vessel history
For Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers service
Assembled 1926 by California Transportation Co at Stockton CA
1940 United States Navy as accommodation ship USS DELTA QUEEN (YHB 7)
1944 served as ferry in San Francisco Bay area - re-designated YFB 56
1946 struck from naval service
1947 towed via Panama to the Mississippi - after refurbishment entered Greene Line service between Cincinnati, New Orleans, St Paul, Chattanooga and Nashville, continuing in service under various owners.
From 1966 required Congressional exemptions from federal ship safety rules
2008 withdrawn from Mississippi service when Safety at Sea Act exemptions expired
2009 floating hotel at Chattanooga on Tennessee River

 
Remarks
Hull and engines only. The paddlewheel shaft and the cranks were forged at the Krupp Stahlwerke AG, Germany. 
End year Fate / Status
  In Service  
Disposal Detail
In service 2018 
 

 



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