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USED Dredge General Moultrie

  • Built in 1855 by William Colyer, New York
  • Machinery built by C.H. Delamater, New York
  • Launched in 1855
  • Delivered in 1855 to the US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Commissioned in 1855 and placed in service as USED Dredge General Moultrie
  • General Moultrie was assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers Charleston District
  • Intended for use on the Charleston Bar
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 365 t.
    Length 150'
    Beam 26'8"
    Depth of Hold 10'3"
    Draft 8'
    Complement unknown
    one vertical direct non-condensing steam engine
    two coal fired cylindrical flued boilers
    one four-bladed propeller
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    General Moultrie
    William Moultrie (November 23, 1730 September 27, 1805) was a South Carolina planter and politician who became a general in the American Revolutionary War. As colonel leading a state militia, in 1776 he prevented the British from taking Charleston, and Fort Moultrie was named in his honor. After independence, Moultrie advanced as a politician; he was elected by the legislature twice within a decade as Governor of South Carolina (178587, 179294), serving two terms.(Wikipedia)
    Oil on canvas portrait of William Moultrie by artist Charles Willson Peale, 15 Apr 1741 - 22 Feb 1827
    National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the National Gallery of Art; gift of the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, 1942.
    Tommy Trampp

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