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USED Snagboat John N. Macomb


Sidewheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1874 at Covington Iron Works, Covington, KY, for the US Army Engineer as the first snagboat with a metal hull
  • Launched in 1874
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Snagboat John N. Macomb in 1874
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District
  • USED John N. Macomb operated on the Mississippi, Atchafalaya and Old Rivers
  • Retired from Army service in 1934, advertised for sale sans engines, boilers, etc.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 177.5'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Crane unknown
    Propulsion
    steam
    two sidewheels

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    John N. Macomb
    303203101
    64k USED Snagboat John N. Macomb moored, probably at Memphis, date unknown
    University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Murphy Digital Library.
    John Spivey
    John N. Macomb
    303203102
    132k USED Snagboat John N. Macomb pulling snags, date and location unknown
    ©Indiana Historical Society, All rights reserved
    John Spivey
    John N. Macomb
    303203103
    90k USED Snagboat John N. Macomb removing snags from the river, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey
    John N. Macomb
    303203104
    121k USED Snagboat John N. Macomb removing snags from the river, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    John N. Macomb
    303203105
    90k USED Snagboat John N. Macomb removing snags from the river, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
     

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