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USED Snagboat C.J. Caffrey
USQMD Transport C.J. Caffrey (1865 - 1867)
USQMD Transport J.H. Baldwin (1864 - 1865)

Sidewheel Transport / Sternwheel Snagboat:
  • Built at Louisville, Ky, in 1861
  • Launched, in 1861
  • Captured by Confederates on the Cumberland River in the spring of 1862
  • Sold for $12,000 to Wiley Simms and A. Hamilton Co., boat agents, at Nashville, Tn.
  • Sold, 21 March 1864, to the US Army Quartermasters Department for service as a transport on the Mississippi River
  • Renamed C. J. Caffrey, 4 October 1865
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Sold to Johnsonville Packet Co. after the Civil War
  • Purchased by the US Army Engineering Department, 31 August 1867
  • Converted to a snagboat, commissioned in 1867 as USED Snagboat C.J. Caffrey
  • USED C.J. Caffrey worked on the upper Mississippi River
  • Retired from Army service for a second time, date unknown
  • Sold to Weyerhauser and Denkmann, Rock Island, IL. in 1874, converted to a sternwheel steamer for use as rafter.
  • Retired from service on the Mississippi River in 1892
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 131'
    Beam 26'
    Draft unknown
    Speed 4.5'
    Complement unknown
    steam engine(s)
    two sidewheels convertend to sternwheel

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    USQMD C.J. Caffrey
    C.J. Caffrey
    55k USQMD Packet C.J. Caffrey tied up to the riverbank on the upper Mississippi River, date unknown.
    US Army Corp of Engineers Digit Library
    Merchant Service
    C.J. Caffrey
    184k Weyerhauser and Denkmann steamer C.J. Caffrey moored at Rock Island, IL. circa 1874 or later as a Weyerhauser rafter.
    Tulane University Library
    C.J. Caffrey
    118k Weyerhauser and Denkmann steamer C.J. Caffrey in use as a rafter after 1874.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Historic Steamboat Photograph Collection
    John Spivey

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