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USACE M/V Sergeant Floyd


Towboat:
  • Built in 1932 as US Army Corps of Engineers towboat Sergeant Floyd at Howardville Shipyard, Jefferson, IN.
  • Launched, 31 May 1932
  • Delivered in 1932 to the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
  • Commissioned in 1932 as USACE Sergeant Floyd
  • Refitted, 1962-1963
  • In 1975 she was rebuilt as a floating Bicentennial exhibit for the Army Corps of Engineers. For 18 months Sergeant Floyd toured the inland and Gulf Intracoastal Waterways, bringing to thousands of Americans the story of how the Army Corps of Engineers contributed to the development of our country.
  • After the Bicentennial Sergeant Floyd was decommissioned and moored permanently at St. Louis, MO as a floating museum
  • In 1983 Sergeant Floyd was offered for sale by the US Army Corps of Engineers as surplus property
  • Current Disposition Sergeant Floyd was acquired by the city of Sioux City, IA. where she is permanently drydocked and used as a state welcoming center and river museum
    Specifications:
    Displacement 30g t.
    Length 138'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 3-4'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Hull Depth 5'
    Accommodations 32
    Crew required (1 shift) 11
    Fuel consumption 70 gals per hour
    Propulsion
    AS Built - two 300 HP Fairbanks-Morse diesels diesel engines
    Re-powered in 1962 - two 600 HP Cooper-Bessemer diesels diesel engines
    single propeller

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    Sergeant Floyd
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    Namesake
    Charles Floyd (1782 August 20, 1804) was an American explorer, a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, and the quartermaster of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. A native of Kentucky, he was a son of Robert Clark Floyd, a nephew of James John Floyd, a cousin of Virginia governor John Floyd, and possibly a relative of William Clark. He was one of the first men to join the expedition, and the only member of the Corps of Discovery to die during the expedition.
    Photo of a watercolor on ivory of Charles Floyd circa 1804 by Benjamin Trott (1770-1841), The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City.
    Wikipedia
    Sergent Floyd
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    70k USED Sergeant Floyd underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library.
    John Spivey
    Sergeant Floyd
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    70k Ex-USACE Sergeant Floyd permanently drydocked as a state of Iowa visitor center and a river museum at Sioux City, IA. Wikipedia

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