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A. Mackenzie


Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Laid down, 9 March 1923 at Sun Shipbuilding Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 24 November 1923
  • Delivered and placed in service as A. Mackenzie, 28 March 1924
  • Final Disposition, lost due to collision and sinking 1974
    Specifications:
    Displacement 3,015 T., 1,716 DWT
    Length unknown
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Hopper Volume 1250 m
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    A. Mackenzie.
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    Namesake
    Alexander Mackenzie (May 25, 1844 February 23, 1921) an American engineer. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1864. Commissioned in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he served with the Union Army in Arkansas in 1864-65. Mackenzie spent six years commanding a company of engineer troops at Willets Point, New York, that experimented in the use of torpedoes (a.k.a. mines) in coastal defense. In 1879 he began a 16-year stint as Rock Island District Engineer. He built 100 miles of wing dams on the upper Mississippi River and produced a 40-foot channel between St. Paul and the mouth of the Missouri River. Called to Washington in 1895, he became Assistant to the Chief of Engineers in charge of all matters relating to river and harbor improvements. He was a member of the general staff Corps and War College Board when appointed Chief of Engineers on January 23, 1904. In that capacity Mackenzie reported on the federal statutes relating to water power for the Inland Waterways Commission. Mackenzie retired May 25, 1908, as a major general, he was recalled to active duty in 1917 at age 73 as Northwest Division Engineer serving again in Rock Island, Illinois. General Mackenzie died of a stroke on February 23, 1921 in Washington, D.C. (Wikipedia)
    Portrait of Gen. Alexander Mackenzie
    Digital ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b34320 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b34320
    Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-87880 (b&w film copy neg.)
    Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
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    A. Mackenzie.
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    76k A. Mackenzie dredging a channel, date and location unknown. US Army Corps of Engineers
    A. Mackenzie.
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    73k A. Mackenzie dredging a channel, circa 1952, location unknown. US Army Corps of Engineers

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