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Self Propelled Side-wheel Pipe Line Dredge:
  • Built in 1900-01 as the Dredge Iota for the US Army Corps of Engineers at Rippley Hardware Company, Grafton, IL.
  • Launched in 1901
  • Delivered and commissioned USED Iota in 1901
  • Assigned to the Mississippi River Commission Dredging projects
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 871 t.
    Length 192'
    Beam 144'
    Hull Depth 7'
    Draft 4'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Pumping Engines
    two two horizontal tandem pumping engines, 800ihp
    two 32" pipelines
    two side-wheels

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    59k Iota on the builders ways at Rippley Hardware Company, Grafton, IL.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Library
    John Spivey
    115k US Army Corps of Engineers Dredge USED Iota moored, date and location unknown.
    Photo from University of Wisconsin digital library
    John Spivey

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