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English: SS Admiral was an excursion steamboat operating on the Mississippi River from the Port of St. Louis. The vessel had a 1930s streamlined, Art Deco style, similar to the MV Kalakala and in contrast to the "gingerbread" ornamentation of more traditional Mississippi passenger and pleasure steamers.
SS Admiral 
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  • 1907
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SS Admiral (en); اس‌اس ادمیرال (fa) schip (nl)


  • Type: Railroad transfer boat
  • Built by: Dubuque, IA
  • Date of completion: 1907


  • 1907 Named: ALBATROS for the Louisiana & Mississippi Valley Transfer Co. and operated at Vicksburg, MS.
  • 1937 Sold to Streckfus Steamers
  • 1940 Rebuilt with a million-dollar Art Deco steel skin, entirely air-conditioned for 4,400 passengers, on the ship. Renamed: ADMIRAL
  • 1974 Converted to diesel propulsion
  • 1981 Sold to a Pittsburgh businessman who removed its diesel engines and announced a plan to move the boat there, but sold the ship to Pinnacle Entertainment in St. Louis
  • 1987 Reopened as an entertainment center managed by Six Flags Corp.
  • 1979 Hull weakness discovered by the Coast Guard led to the banishment from cruising the river.
  • 1994 Refashioned as the President Casino.
  • 2010 Sold to St. Louis Marine for scrap.
  • 19.07.2011 Towed to St. Louis Marine facility at Columbia, Ill. A decision has to be made on what to do with the boat's hull (2011).

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