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USACE Essayons II


International Radio Call Sign:
Alpha - Echo - November - Oscar
AENO
Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge:
  • Laid down in 1981-82 by Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA
  • Launched, 24 April 1982
  • Completed, 17 February 1983 under a subcontract by Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine
  • Delivered and placed in service as USACE Essayons in 1983
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District
  • Essayons, operated by a merchant marine crew, helps maintain the entrance bars, rivers and harbors on the coasts of California, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska and, in emergencies, the Mississippi River. Because of its size and dredging depth, Essayons is particularly well-suited for dredging the larger coastal entrances and larger volume sand deposits in river channels.
  • Active
    Specifications:
    Displacement 12,000 T.
    Length 350'
    Beam 68'
    Depth 35'
    Draft 27'
    Speed 13.5 kts (loaded)
    Range unknown
    Capacity unknown
    Hopper Volume 4587 m
    Dredging Depth 24.4 m
    Suction pipe Diameter 0.71 m
    Number of Dredging Pipes 2
    Complement
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    2 General Motors - 20-645-E7 - Str - 20 cyl
    Total Power 10742 kW
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    Essayons
    30260501
    116k USACE Essayons underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy of Nsandel.
    Robert Hurst
    Essayons
    30260502
    33k USACE Essayons at work, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo by Barrel
    Dredgepoint - US Army Corps of Engineers
    Essayons
    30260503
    92k USACE Essayons underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Dredgepoint - US Army Corps of Engineers
    Essayons
    30260504
    75k USACE Essayons underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Dredgepoint - US Army Corps of Engineers
    Essayons
    30260505
    124k USACE Essayons moored pierside, Coos Bay, OR., date unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Dredgepoint - US Army Corps of Engineers
    Essayons
    30260506
    353k USACE Essayons moored pierside, Nawiliwili, Kauai, HI., March 2016
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo by Bruce Raynor
    Dredgepoint - US Army Corps of Engineers
    Essayons
    30260508
    114k USACE Essayons underway at Honolulu, HI., 3 December 2019.
    Photo by ©Wade Armstrong, Shipspotting.com
    Tommy Trampp
    Essayons
    30260509
    114k

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