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Re: Need confirmation on Question about Gunboats

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  • hank9174
    ... knots per ... IIRC, sternwheelers get up to 6 knots in placid water and side- wheelers max out at 12 (which was dangerous and could not be maintained for
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 16, 2005
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      --- In civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Gower" <billgower@c...>
      wrote:
      > Am I correct that gunboats and transport ships could move about 6
      knots per
      > hour down the Mississippi and about 4 or 5 upstream?

      IIRC, sternwheelers get up to 6 knots in placid water and side-
      wheelers max out at 12 (which was dangerous and could not be
      maintained for long)...

      Here are 2 good articles:

      http://www.mmcwrt.org/

      http://www.mmcwrt.org/2002/default0210.htm


      HankC
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