Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive

USED Snagboat E.A. Woodruff

Sidewheel Snagboat:
  • Built for the US Army Corps of Engineers, hull laid down in 1874 at Covington Iron Works, Covington, KY., and machinery installed by Hartupee Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched in 1874
  • Delivered, commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1874
  • USED Snagboat E.A. Woodruff operated on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
  • One of her early jobs was to remove the wreck of the sidewheel steamer Pat Cleburne in November 1876
  • Lengthened at the Cincinnati Marine Ways in 1885
  • Decommissioned and retired from Army service in 1925
  • Purchased, circa 1925 by Greene Line
  • Sold in 1927 to the Louisville and Cincinnati Packet Co. for use as a wharfboat at Louisville, KY.
  • Sold in 1940 to the Ohio River Co., and dismantled at Catlettsburg, KY.
    Displacement unknown
    Length 226 (1885)
    Beam 48'
    Draft 7'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam
    two sidewheels

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    E.S. Woodruff
    91k USED Snagboat E.A. Woodruff, with the crew on deck, moored at Mariman's Bar, on the Mississippi River, 26 June 1889.
    University of Missouri, St. Louis Library, Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library
    John Spivey
    E.S. Woodruff
    214k USED Snagboat E.A. Woodruff moored along the river bank, circa 1908, location unknown.
    Dave Thomson Collection at
    John Spivey
    E.S. Woodruff
    114k USED Snagboat E.A. Woodruff working snags in winter, date and location unknown
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey

    There is no history available for USED Snagboat E.A. Woodruff at NavSource
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The US Army Ship Index Back To The US Army Snagboat, Drift/Debris Collector Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 29 October 2021