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USED Dredge / Towboat Umatilla

Sternwheel Towboat / Dredge:
  • Built in 1908 at Celilo on the Columbia River
  • Launched in 1908
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USED Dredge Umatilla in November 1908
  • USED Umatilla worked on the Columbia River
  • Rebuilt in 1928 at Celilo
  • Retired from US Army service 1929
  • Sold in 1929 to the Willamette and Columbia River Towing Co., Portland OR.
  • Sold in 1935 to Shaver Transportation Co., Portland, OR.
  • Final Disposition, sank at her moorings 9 September 1941, dismantled
    Displacement unknown
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Propulsion steam

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    133k USED Umatilla tied up to the bank of the Columbia River, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    99k USED Umatilla tied up to the bank of the Columbia River, date and location unknown. John Spivey
    84k Ex-USED Umatilla sunk at her Shaver Transportation Co. mooring, 9 September 1941. Her engines, boilers and other machinery were removed in the previous autumn when he was retired. Umatilla was last used as a quarterboat for feeding workmen during conversion of a navy transport of USS Neville (AP-16).
    John Spivey

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