The vessel, built in 1933, operated out of Kansas City, MO. It is named for Herman T. Pott (1895-1982), a distinguished river transportation executive and entrepreneur.
The “H.T. Pott” is 58 feet long and 15 feet wide, and it has a “draft” (the amount of the hull below the water line) of six feet. It was built with a 140-horsepower Fairbanks-Morse diesel engine, since replaced with a 260-horsepower GM diesel.