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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
USED Towboat General Craighill
Built in 1911 at Howard Shipyard, Jeffersonville, IN. for US Army Corp of Engineers
Launched in 1911
Delivered in 1912
Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1912 by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers as USED Towboat General Craighill
Assigned to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Wheeling District
6 December 1914 General Craighill sunk at Dam 28 on the Ohio River and was raised soon after
Reassigned, date unknown, to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Louisville District
General Craighill worked on the Ohio River
Retired from US Army service in 1939
Sold in June 1939 to CAPT. Charles Stone of Point Pleasant, WV., renamed Bessie E. Merrill
Final Disposition, In 1943 she was sold to the French government and was delivered to Slidell, LA and dismantled.
She was crated, etc. and consigned to the Congo River although there is some doubt if she ever got there
Hull Depth unknown
two Peter Jensen Co. 215psi Western River boilers
two 12"X5.0" steam engines. 135hp each
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|USED Towboat General Craighill underway on the Ohio River in 1920.
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
|USED Towboat General Craighill on the Ohio River, 28 June 1932.
University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Photograph Collection
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Last Updated 2 February 2024
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