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Name: U.P. SCHENCK Type: Cotton Carrier Size: Big Power: 22 1/2's x 7' from the sunken PAT ROGERS Launched: 187? Name: U.S.S. CAIRO U.S. Gunboat Name: UNCAS Launched: 1829 Comments: Source Name: UNCLE BEN Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet/cotton clad Confederate gunboat. Size: 135' Launched: 1853 Destroyed: 1867, Near East Hamilton, Tx., snagged and sunk. Area: Most of its career, Sabine R., Tx. Owners: 1853-57, Capt. Robert S. Patton 1857- *Patton's estate sold boat to John G. Berry of Sabinetown. 1857?, *Sold to Charles H. Ruff, Otto Ruff, of Beaumont, Tx. and C. H. Alexander, of Sabine, Tx. for $8,000 1861, *was chartered by the Confederate States government 1865, auctioned to unknown persons Comments: Source Name: UNCLE SAM There were at least 6 UNCLE SAMs (See) Name: UNCLE TOBY Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 109 tons Launched: 1844, Pittsburgh, Pa. Destroyed: 1853, off the lists Area: 1844, St. Peters-St. Louis 1846, Apr. 9, St. Galena-St. Louis 1847, st. Louis-galena-Dubuque 1851, Nov. 20, arrived Port Douglass, Minn., then to to St. Paul and onto St. Louis Captain: 1844-46, George B. Cole 1847, Henry R. Day 1850, fall, Grimes, William Leander pilot in training, Absalom Grinmes, Capts. son. Comments: Mentioned in this Article Name: UNDINE Type: Gunboat in Civil War Name: UNDINE Type: Probably a sternwheeler Launched: 1870s Area: Coosa R. (Ga. and ALA.) Comments: Source
3. Name: UNION Size: Small Launched: 1840s?Late? Area: 1849, Aug. 31, Sacramento R., 1851, Jan., San Joaquine R., Calf. Comments: 1849, Aug. 31, Listed in the Alta Californian as plying trade on the waters of the Sacramento R.
Clipping from Olden Times.com
The Mobile Register and Journal, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
April 4, 1846
This clip could be about either of the two UNIONs below.
1. Name: UNION Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size 240 tons. Power: 28's -7 1/2 ft., 2 boilers, each 42" X 30 ft. Launched: 1845, Wellsville, Oh. Destroyed: 1850, Jan. 11, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Stranded and lost. Area: when new, Pittsburgh-New Orleans Comments: Built to pass through Louisville-Portland canal. : Used 20 cords of cottonwood daily or 17 cord of hardwood. 1. Name: UNION Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 125' X 24' X 6.5', 168 tons. Launched: 1845, Marion, Ala., (Perry County) Destroyed: 1855, off the lists Area: 1850, out of New Orleans Owners: 1850, James Davis who soon sold to Capt. Brown and others. 1852, Apr. 15, Sold to Capt Thomas G. Mackey and others., New Orleans. Later owned by Capt Henry G. Abbott, New Orleans. Captains: 1850, John H. Brown 1. Name: UNION Type: Sidewheel wooden hull packet Size: 30 tons Launched: 1846, Wellsville, Oh. Destroyed: 1855, off the lists. 1. Name: UNION Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 65 tons Launched: 1850, Elizabeth, Pa. Destroyed: 1852, off the lists. Area: At first home port was Paduca, Ky. Owners: A boat by this name was also wqas bought by Gen. James Gamble and used to haul copper ore from Ducktown mines to Charleston on U. Tenn. R. Captains: On U. Tenn. R. prior to C. War, C.C. Spiller Comments: Way's Packet Directory says that a boat of this name was on the upper Tenn. river before the C. War. 1. Name: UNION Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size: 209 tons Launched: 1852, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1856, Feb. 5, Apalachicola R. Fl. collision with CUSSETA Area: 1st home port was Apalachicola, Fl. 3. Name: UNION (the 6th one) Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet Size: 125' X 28' X 4.5', 143 tons Launched: 1853, Brownsville, Pa. Destroyed: 1859, off the lists Area: 1853 out of New Orleans Owners: 1853 when built, Keller, Capt. John 1856, Mar. 3,-1857, Sept. 2, Moore, Nathaniel of Shreveport, La.. 1857, Sept. 2 For a few days, Wilson, Pomroy And Company. 1857, Sept. , Beard, Hugh H. of New Orleans, La. Captains: 1852-1857, Mar. 3, McWilliams, J.G. of Shreveport, La. 1857, Sept., Beard, Hugh H. 1. Name: UNION Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1857, Louisville, Ky. Destroyed: 1861, Apr. 2, Clinton, Ind., snagged and lost 1. Name: UNION Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull ferry boat Size: 17 tons Launched: 1860, Mason City, Iowa Destoyed: 1862, off the lists 1. Name: UNION 1861-68 1. Name: UNION Type: Centerwheel, wooden hull ferry boat Size: 99' X 27' X 4.', two different sources - 100 tons or 72 tons Launched: 1861, Brunswick, Mo. Not documented until Feb. 11, 1868 Destroyed: 1879, opposite Fort Lincoln, Dakota Terr., snagged
3. Name: UNIT Type: Size: Launched: 1846 Area: 1846, San Francisco-San Joaquine City, Calf. Owner: Mckee, William Name: UNITED STATES Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Size:294' X 40' X 6.5', 1,106 tons. Launched: 1865, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1868, Dec 4, Above Warsaw, Ky. at Rayl's Landing, Ind, collided with AMERICA. Both burned and sank. 40 lost. Area: Ohio R., 1865, Cincinnati-Louisville Owner: United States Mail Line Captains: Comments: Account of collision Name: UNITED STATES See Post Card Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet Launched: 1869, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1884, Madison, Ind., dismantled 1. Name: UNIVERSE Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size:180'X 35'X 7. Power: Engines, 22's 7ft. 3 boilers. Launched: 1857, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1864, Oct. 30, Plum Point on Miss. R., snagged and lost. 17 lives lost. Area: In general, Cincinnati - New Orleans : 1862, April, Tenn. R., was under command of Union Gen. Wm. T. Sherman Caprains: Watts and later Albert Stine 1. Name: URANIA/HELEN BLAIR
Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 160.4' X 29' X 5.3'. Power: 18's -5 ft. Launched: 1896, Harmar, Oh. by Knox Yard Destroyed: 1920, Memphis, dismantled. Area: 1896, Pittsburgh-Charleston 1899, Spring, Cincinnati-Gallipolis 1901, spring, Cincinnati-Ironton three trips a week. 1901, Mis-summer, local trade out of Burilington, Iowa. 1913, Apr. 7, docked at Galena, Ill. 1st. boat there in years and last boat ever to go there. Later: Cincinnati-Pittsburgh 1915, Nov., went Clarendon, Ark. on White R. 1916, made round trip, Davenport-New Orleans Later, U. Miss. R. Owners: 1896-1901, summere, Bay Line, Ironton, Oh. 1901, Mid-summer, purchased by Capt. Walter Blair 1919, sold to Memphis Captains: 1896, Howard Donnally 1899, Spr., Master, Dave Scatterday; Pilot, George Hamilton 1901, spring, T.T. Johnson 1901, mid-summer, Walter Blair 1915, pilots, Dayton Randolph and Walter English. Later, Master, Joseph H. Young Comments: 1901, Sept. 5, fire and burned off her Texas deck and pilot house. Was rebuilt that winter, Kahlke's Yard, Rock Island, Ill., and renamed HELEN BLAIR to honor Capt. Blair's daughter. 3. Name: URILDA Launched: 1840's late? Size: 140 tons. Area: 1853, Sacramento R. Calif. 1. Name: URILDA Type: Sternwheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 186 tons. Launched: 1863, Dec., Monongahela, Pa. Destroyed: 1869, Apr. 23, Kate Swinney Bend, Mo. R., snagged and lost. Area: At first Pittsburgh-Oil City, Allegheny R. 1864, summer, Ohio R. trades, then back to Allegheny 1868, Pittsburgh-Fort Benton, Mont., U. Mo. R. Owners: new, William S. Evans (1/2), D.S.H. Gillmore and Capt. Sallie. B. Coulson 1867, sometime after, owned in part by Capt. William J. Kountz Captains: Pittsburgh-Oil City, Thomas W. Laughrey 1868, Apr. for Fort Benton run, G. J. Hazlett Comments: 1867, was possibly rebuilt. 1868, winter, was caught at Farm Island, U. Mo. and wintered there. 1. Name: UTAH Type: Sidewheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 89 tons. Launched: 1851, Cincinnati, Oh. Destroyed: 1853, off the lists. Area: out of St. Louis 1. Name: UTAH Type: ??wheel, wooden hull packet. Size: 185' X 37' X 5.', 428 tons. Power: 16's -5 ft., 3 boilers. From HERO Launched: 1869, Metropolis, Ill. Destroyed: 1877, Mar., Vicksburg, Miss., burned at an island opposite. Area: 1870, Mid-March, Ran St. Louis-Fort Smith, Ark. with heaviest load to date, 600 tons. 1871, Aug., St. Louis-Vicksburg 1875, Advertised in Pittsburgh, Pa for Winona, Minn., departing, Apr. 2. 1876, Went to Yazoo R., Miss. Owners: 1870, operated under St. Louis, Arkansas & White River Packet Company. 1871, operated under Anchor Line 1875, Benjamin F. Beasley and Capt. Thomas Voorhees 1876, Aug., sold at U.S. Marshal auction to P.B. Marrion Captains: 1875, Thomas Voorhees 1876, J.N. Smith
Name: UTICA Launched, 1840, Pittsburgh, Pa. Size: 132.4' X 25.7' X 5', 131 tons. Area: 1842, Sept. 23, enroled at Pittsburgh, Pa. 1843, enroled at Pittsburgh, new owner Owners: 1843, Jesse Klinefelter, S. Peppard, David Long Thomas ? Alexander Minnick and Wm. Minnick Captains: 1843, Sept. 13, Jesse Klinefelter Comments: This info from Dean A. Thompson. Jesse was his 3rd great grandfather. Enrollment form # 10 states the Utica of Pittsburgh whereof Jesse Klinefelter is at present master and as he hath sworn he is a citizen of the United States and that the said ship or vessel was built at Pittsburgh, the year 1840 as per enrollment sept 23rd 1842 now surrendered for change of owners. Certificate of engine inspection filed. The said ship or vessel has one deck and no mast and that her length is one hundred thirty two feet four inches, her breadth twenty five feet seven inches, her depthfive feet and that she measures one hundred thirty one 5/95 tons, that she is a steamboat and has whistle, stern, cabin ? and ? head. and that said Jesse Klinefelter having agreed to the description and admeasurement above specified and sufficient security having been given according to the said act the said steamboat UTICA has been duly enrolled at the port of Pittsburg this thirteenth day of September in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty three. S. Peppard, David Long Thomas ? Alexander Minnick and Wm. Minnick are listed as other owners. 1. Way's Packet Directory, 1848 - 1994 3. Steamboats in the Valley
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