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USED Snagboat C.J. Caffrey
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USQMD Transport C.J. Caffrey (1867)
USQMD Transport J.H. Baldwin (1864 - 1865)


Sidewheel Transport / Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built at Louisville, Ky, in 1861
  • Launched, in 1861
  • Captured by Confederates on the Cumberland River in the spring of 1862
  • Sold for $12,000 to Wiley Simms and A. Hamilton Co., boat agents, at Nashville, Tn.
  • Sold, 21 March 1864, to the US Army Quartermasters Department for service as a transport on the Mississippi River
  • Renamed C. J. Caffrey, 4 October 1865
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold to Johnsonville Packet Co. after the Civil War
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineering Department, 31 August 1867
  • Converted to a snagboat, commissioned in 1867 as USED Snagboat C.J. Caffrey
  • USED C.J. Caffrey worked on the upper Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service for a second time, date unknown
  • Sold to Weyerhauser and Denkmann, Rock Island, IL. in 1874, converted to a sternwheel steamer for use as rafter.
  • Retired from service on the Mississippi River in 1892
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 131'
    Beam 26'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 4.5'
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    steam engine(s)
    boiler(s)
    two sidewheels convertend to sternwheel

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    C.J. Caffrey
    303205601
    184k USED C.J. Caffrey moored at Rock Island, IL. circa 1867 or later
    Tulane University Digital Library
     

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