Visual display of the A. B. Sheets (Towboat, 1921-1947)

A. B. Sheets (Towboat, 1921-1947)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Towboat
  • BUILT: 1918 at Dravosburg, Pennsylvania
  • FORMERLY: Sam Barnum
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Dismantled in Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • OWNERS: Hillman Coal and Coke Company, Pittsburgh; Charles Zubik in 1947
  • OFFICERS & CREW: George Smith (Captain, 1920's); John Gillingham (Pilot, 1927); Vernon K. Byrnside (Mate, 1927); George Pangburn (Chief, 1927); Frank P. Silliman (Second Chief, 1927); Eugene Roberts (Watchman, 1927); William H. Comstock (Chief, 1930); Ben Culp (Captain, 1939); Elmer Long (Pilot, 1939); John Culp (Mate, 1939); Ken Boyd (Chief Engineer, 1939)
  • RIVERS: Ohio River; Allegheny River
  • Monongahela River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways -T0005; Renamed A. B. Sheets summer of 1921. On April 3, 1930, while cleaning boilers at Dravosburg, a pumpboat alongside exploded, causing damage to the A. B. Sheets and injuring Chief William H. Comstock, 46, of the A. B. Sheets. Hit the Ninth Street Bridge, Allegheny River, April 2, 1932, during a high wind and knocked her stacks down. She was sold to Charles Zubik in 1947 and dismantled in the Allegheny River, Pittsburgh
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: At Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, under bridge with tow
  • A. B. Sheets (A)


Local identifier
  • Neg. 25364
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