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American flag image.
Class: steamboat
Affiliation: United States of America
Launched: January 17 1816
Status: Retired (1826) or
Sank (1818)

The Enterprise was a 19th century freighter, the first steamboat in Georgia and one of the first in America.

History and specifics[]

Enterprise had a shallow draft and was 90 feet long, designed to negotiate river currents.

In 1816, Enterprise was built under authority of the Howard brothers in a shipyard in Savannah, Georgia. It was used to ferry freight and tow larger sailing ships to river ports on the eastern seaboard of the United States. Records were unclear whether it operated continually through 1826 or sank in 1818. (The Official Fan Club Magazine Issue 61: "Enterprise: A Timeless Legend")

Samuel Howard commanded the vessel during her first voyage on 26 April 1816, towing a salt-loaded boat along the Savannah River to the city of Augusta. Her engine provided 32 horsepower to 16-foot-diameter paddle-wheels. Over ten years of service, nine other people commanded her. (PDF of "River Highway For Trade: The Savannah" by Ruby A. Rahn, June 1968.)
This vessel succeeded an earlier American steamboat named Enterprise, a 60- to 70-foot-long vessel which operated along the Mississippi River from 1814 to 1816. (Enterprise (1814) article at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)



Ships named Enterprise
United Kingdom of Great Britain HMS EnterprizeHMS Enterprise (1774-1807) UK flag image.
United Kingdom (alternate reality) HMS Enterprise (2260s)
United States of America Enterprise (sloop-of-war)Enterprise (schooner)Enterprise (brig)Enterprise (steamboat)CV-6CVN-65 N1AOV-101 US flag image.
United Earth IXS-110XCV-330NX-01 UE flag image.
United Federation of Planets Declaration-classNCC-1701NCC-1701-ANCC-1701-BNCC-1701-CNCC-1701-DNCC-1701-EChimer-classNCC-1701-FNCC-1701-JNCC-1701-K UFP flag image.
Terran Empire
(mirror universes)
HMS EnterprizeNX-01NCC-1701 (alternate NCC/ICC-1701)NCC-1701-ANCC/ICC-1701-DNCC-1701-ENCC-1701-F Terran flag image.
Galactic Commonwealth
(mirror universe)
Free Starship Enterprise Terran emblem image.
(Kelvin timeline)
NCC-1701 (early 23rd century)NCC-1701NCC-1701-A Emblem of the United Federation of Planets.
(alternate futures)
NCC-1701-DNCC-1701-FNCC-1701-JNCC-1701-∞Enterprise (distant future) UFP flag image.
United Earth
(alternate realities)
SS EnterpriseUESS EnterpriseESS Enterprise UE flag image.
(other alternate realities)
FSS EnterpriseUS EnterpriseUSS EnterpriseUSV EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-E UFP flag image.
Interstellar Coalition (alternate reality) ICV Enterprise
Interstellar Union
(alternate timeline)
IUES Enterprise I Seal of the Interstellar Union.
(alternate timeline)
USS Enterprise (NCC-2101) Earthfleet logo.