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USACE Montgomery


Snagboat:
  • Built in 1925 for the US Army Corps of Engineers at Charleston Dry Dock and Machine Co., Charleston, S.C.
  • Launched in 1925
  • Delivered in 1925, to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
  • Placed in commission in 1925 as USACE Montgomery
  • USACE Montgomery cleared snags and obstructions from the Coosa, Alabama, Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint, Black Warrior, and Tombigbee Rivers
  • Retired, 8 November 1982 from the Corps of Engineers
  • Restored in 1984 and again in 2004
  • Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
  • Current Disposition, Montgomery now operates as a museum ship at the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam Visitor Center in Pickensville, AL.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 490 t.
    Length 178'
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Complement
    crew 24, officers 6
    Propulsion
    two 210 psi scotch boilers
    two non-condensing joy valve steam engines
    Sternwheel, 18 ft.

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    Montgomery
    303200801
    48k USACE Montgomery snagging on Apalachicola River, FL., date unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo by Adrien Lamarre, Photographer. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Tommy Trampp
    Montgomery
    303200802
    754k USACE Montgomery snagging at Pickensville, AL., circa 1980.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
     
    Montgomery
    303200803
    250k

    USACE Montgomery
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