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USED Snagboat Missouri
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USED Snagboat C.R. Suter (1902-1908)
Pacific (1888-1902)


Sidewheel Snagboat:
  • Laid down in 1888 as Pacific at Rees & Sons Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Towed to St. Louis for completion by the St.Louis and Mississippi Valley Transportation Co.
  • Delivered to the Missouri River Commission in 1888
  • Turned over to the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1902
  • Commissioned by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Snagboat C.R. Suter
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Gasconade, MO. District
  • C.R. Suter operated on the Missouri River
  • Rebuilt in 1908, renamed USED Snagboat Missouri
  • Burned, 29 July 1928, at Gasconade, MO. After she burned her wreck was dragged downstream 2 miles behind a dike. The dike broke off exposing the wreck in 1929
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by USED Dredge Kappa
    Specifications:
    Displacement 510 t.
    Length 187'
    Beam 50'
    Draft 7'
    Speed 5mph upsteam, 12mph downstream
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    two compound oscillating steam engines with piston rods connected directly to the cranks
    100psi boilers
    two side-wheels

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    USED C.R. Suter
    C.R. Suter
    303200101
    51k
    Namesake
    Maj. Charles Russell Suter, Superintendent of Western Rivers 1873-1877.
    US Army photo # 15120-A-CE999-122, courtesy U.S. Military Academy Archives, West Point, N.Y.
    US Army Corps of Engineers
    C.R. Suter
    303200102
    98k USED Snagboat C.R, Suter moored at the foot of the ways at Gasconade Boat Yard, Gasconade, MO.
    University of Wisconsin LA Crosse, Murphy Library Special Collections.
    John Spivey
    C.R. Suter
    303200104
    140k USED Snagboat C.R. Suter pulling snags on the Mississippi River, circa 1890
    Army Corps of Engineers River Snagboat C.R. Suter Photographs, Louisiana Digital Library, Baton Rouge, La.
     
    C.R. Suter
    303200105
    156k
    C.R. Suter
    303200106
    81k
    C.R. Suter
    303200107
    118k USED Snagboat C.R, Suter tied up to a river bank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey
    C.R. Suter
    303200108
    106k USED Snagboat C.R, Suter outboard of unknown steamer, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey
    USED Missouri
    C.R. Suter
    303200103
    123k USED Snagboat Missouri underway on the Missouri River, date unknown.
    University of Wisconsin LA Crosse, Murphy Library Special Collections.
    John Spivey
    C.R. Suter
    303200109
    109k USED Snagboat Missouri pulling snags on the Missouri River, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin LA Crosse, Murphy Library Special Collections.
    John Spivey

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