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USACE Dredge Currituck (II)

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge, Split Hull:
  • Built in 1974 by Barber Bost Works, New Bern, N.C.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service, date unknown
  • Converted to a dredge at US Army Engineers Yard, Eagle Island, N.C. in 1977
  • Active
    Displacement 484 t. (gross)
    Length 150'
    Beam 26'
    Depth 9'
    Draft 7'
    Speed 10 kts (loaded)
    Range unknown
    Capacity unknown
    Hopper Volume 239 m³
    Dredging Depth 6 m
    Suction pipe Diameter 0.25 m
    Number of Dredging Pipes 1
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion Diesel
    Total Power 235 kW
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    103k USACE Dredge Currituck (II) in Rudee Inlet, 29 January 2012, to dredge within the federal navigation channel. Currituck dredged the shoaling across the channel to maintain the channel depth at 10-feet. The shoal had caused depths as shallow as seven feet in some areas. Currituck, one of the Corps' dredges, is a highly utilized resource throughout coastal projects along the East Coast. During this project, approximately 25,000 cubic yards was dredged. The Wilmington, NC-based Currituck will return to Virginia in April to dredge anticipated shoaling in the channel. Rudee Inlet is considered an extremely dynamic tidal inlet and requires regular maintenance dredging.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District Photo, /Pamela Spaugy.
    Robert Hurst
    107k USACE Dredge Currituck (II) in Bennett’s Creek, 24 April 2013, to remove shoaling in the federal navigation channel. The Wilmington, N.C.-based dredge will remove 4,000 cubic yards of sand -- the result of shoaling caused by natural transport and deposit of sediment. The shoaling, which was exacerbated by Hurricane Sandy, presents both safety and economic impacts for the maritime industry and nation. The dredging will increase the depth from 2 to 6 feet in half of the 60-foot channel.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District. Photo # 130422-A-ON889-020, by /Pamela Spaugy.
    Robert Hurst
    34k USACE Dredge Currituck (II) underway, date and location unknown
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo
    Dredgepoint-US Army Corps of Engineers
    118k USACE Dredge Currituck (II) moored pierside, date and location unknown
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Photo
    Dredgepoint-US Army Corps of Engineers

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