St. Louis Ship Lays Keel For First Peavey Towboat

With visiting dignitaries present, St. Louis Ship recently laid the keel for the first of two towboats f o r Peavey Company of Minneapolis.

The 6,000-bhp towboats, 170 feet by 45 f e e t by 11 feet, will push grain barges between Cairo, 111., and New Orleans. Delivery of the two vessels is scheduled for February and April of 1981.

Attending the ceremony were ( f r om left) Veljko Zvolanek, project engineer for the Peavey towboats; Richard M. Johnston, e x - ecutive vice president-engineering of St. Louis Ship; Floyd R. Goodman, director of towboat operations, Peavey Barge Operations; Dale C. Porter, vice president and general manager, South Central Division, Peavey Company; Robert M. Davis, general manager, Peavey Barge Operations; Richard P. Conerly, president and chief executive officer of Pott Industries, Inc.; Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship; W.

Edward Christiansen Jr., vice president-production of St. Louis Ship; and Kent E. Hoffmeister, vice president-sales of St. Louis Ship.

This keel-laying ceremony was held exactly two years to the day when a similar ceremony was held f o r the first of four 3,800-bhp 140-foot towboats for this same customer.

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