• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Fire Tube Boilers

USS Cairo Fire Tube Boilers

USS Cairo Fire Tube Boilers

NPS Photo

USS Cairo's five fire tube boilers are among the oldest and best surviving examples of the type designed for boats plying the western waters. The boilers operated at 140 pounds per square inch steam pressure and consumed almost a ton of coal per hour.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.