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USED Ancon


Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1906-07 by Maryland Steel, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched 1907
  • Placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as Ancon
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Panama Canal Zone
  • Sold to Panama, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,930 t.
    Length 288'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 25'
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines, 1,800hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Ancon
    10010444
    177k
    Namesake
    Ancon - Ancon Hill is the name of a large hill that overlooks Panama City and once served as a form of protection from pirates and sea invasion. The township was originally located around this hill, and was created to house employees of the Panama Canal during its construction. (Wikipedia)
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    Ancon
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    239k USED Ancon taking on coal at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, circa 1904-1909.
    Photo from Popular Science Monthly Volume 74, Page 420 - The Type of the Panama Canal, by C.E. Grunsky, Member of the Isthmian Canal Commission of 1904
     

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