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USED Snagboat James B. McPherson


Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Laid down in 1891 for the Missouri River Commission at Dubuque Boat & Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1891
  • Delivered to the the Missouri River Commission in 1891
  • Transferred to the US Army Engineers in 1899
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Snagboat James B. McPherson in 1899
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Sioux City and Kansas City Districts
  • James B. McPherson operated almost exclusively on the Missouri River
  • Retired from Army service in 1925 (off the list by 30 June 1926)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 170'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 5'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Crane unknown
    Propulsion
    steam
    sternwheel

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    James B. McPherson
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    Namesake
    James Birdseye McPherson (18281864) was a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta, the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.
    Library of Congress - Mathew Brady portrait of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., (digital file from original neg.) cwpb 07051 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.07051
    Tommy Trampp
    James B. McPherson
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    107k USED Snagboat James B. McPherson underway, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey
    James B. McPherson
    303203003
    74k USED Snagboat James B. McPherson underway, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

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