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USED Dredge Wahkiakum


Non-self-propelled Cutterhead Dredge:
  • Built in 1913, at Great Lakes Engineering Works at Ecorse, Rouge River, MI.
  • Assembled and launched in 1913 at Portland Iron Works, Portland, OR.
  • Placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Wahkiakum
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District
  • Re-engined with diesel engines
  • Final Disposition, An explosion and fire which originated in the engine room destroyed the dredge 9 September 1972. Following the blaze the dredge was moved out of the channel and later towed to Portland for salvage efforts.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,135 t. light
    Length 269'
    Beam 38'
    Draft 9'6"
    Cutterhead width 24"
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement 46
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Main Pumping Engine steam
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    Wahkiakum
    30261402
    182k
    Namesake
    Wahkiakum is a county located in the state of Washington, population approx. 3,978. Named for Chief Wahkiakum ("Tall Timber") of the Chinook, who is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Cathlamet, WA.
    Tommy Trampp
    Wahkiakum
    30261401
    298k Wahkiakum dredging on either the Columbia or Willamette Rivers, date unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp

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