Dual Turret Monitor USS Amphitrite from collection of Milton McFarland Painter Sr. , Mississippi River, Memphis TN – Circa 1911

US Naval warship

The Monitor USS Amphitrite was moored at the mouth of the Wolf River where it meets the Mississippi & apparently caused silt buildup causing the eventual forming of Mud Island.   This picture and above caption was sent by Henry Carlyle Acosta.  Thank you Henry for this very nice picture of the USS Amphitrite and the history.   The white building just to her stern appears to the US Custom house.

Credit: From Monitor Amphitrite.  Sysid 97315.  Scanned as tiff in 2008/03/03 by MDAH.  Credit:  Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

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2 Responses to Dual Turret Monitor USS Amphitrite from collection of Milton McFarland Painter Sr. , Mississippi River, Memphis TN – Circa 1911

  1. Jack says:

    Don’t think the date is correct. U.S.S Amphitrite was decommissioned in 1901.

    • leelinesteamers says:

      Jack, thank you for your interest in Memphis steamboat history. Googled
      the USS Amphitrite and recall finding the info on her history from Wikipedia.
      Jim

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