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Non-Self Propelled Pipe Line Dredge:
Built in 1915 for the US Army Engineers by Ellicott Machine Co., Baltimore MD.
Delivered in 1915 to the US Army Corps of Engineers
Christened and placed in service as dredge USED Gillespie
Retired from Army service in 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 2,240 t.
Draft 8'10" light, 10'4" loaded
Complement, One Shift
Boilers four Babcock & Wilcox Marine Water Tube, 225 psi
Pumping Engine one Kinner, Uniflow, 6 cyl, 16" x 16", IHP 2,000
Fuel Capacity 43,814 gals diesel oil
Diameter of Runner 6'6"
Suction Pump Inside Diameter 23"
Discharge Pipe Inside Diameter 20"
Width of Cut 250' maximum, 100' minimum
Cutter Engine two cyl horizontal 11" x 14", 180 hp
Spuds two 34" x70'
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||USED Gillespie dredging at Philadelphia, PA., 20 June 1935.
US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
||USED Gillespie in WWII wartime colors dredging, date and location unknown.
There is no history available for USED Gillespie at NavSource
Last Updated 4 June 2021
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