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BEAR (1948)
Pictured as: the Hooper (USACE) Photo by: Tim and Lori Powell

Built in 1948, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Gasconade, Missouri as the Bear for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps of Engineers later renamed her as the Hooper .

She is a square bow, twin screw pushboat powered by Caterpillar D 333 diesel engines for a rated 340 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: BEAR (1948)
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Ship Builder: U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Length: 48
  • Hull Breadth: 14
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    Bear