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USED Snagboat C.W. Howell

Stern-wheel Snagboat:
  • Built in 1881 at Carondelet, MO.
  • Launched in 1881
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Engineers in 1881
  • Assigned to the US Army Engineers Vicksburg District
  • C.W. Howell was designed and built for service on the Red River
  • Rebuilt in 1920 (140 x 36 x 4.7)
  • C.W. Howell worked everywhere. She was on the upper Mississippi in 1927 and in March, 1932 she and the USED Control went to Silver City, MS, up the Yazoo, first boat there in many years.
  • Retired from Army service, circa 1935
  • Sold to J.M. Jones Lumber Co., Ferriday, LA. in early 1935, renamed SS J.M. Jones
  • Final Disposition, dismantled in 1947 when a new diesel boat of the same name was built
    Displacement unknown
    Length 165 t.
    Beam 36'
    Draft 5'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    reciprocating steam engines 15s-4 ft. 3 in. stroke

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    C.W. Howell
    113k USED Snagboat C.W. Howell tied up to the river bank, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Historic Steamboat Collection
    John Spivey
    C.W. Howell
    61k USED Snagboat C.W. Howell working on the Yazoo River in 1932
    " Of Men and Rivers The Story of the Vicksburg District"
    John Spivey

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