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Ockerson


Self-Propelled Dustpan Dredge:
  • Laid down in 1932 as dredged Ockerson, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, in 1932
  • Delivered in 1932 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as Ockerson
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Currant Disposition, September 2020-abandoned at Chilicothe, IL., awaiting a buyer or scrapping
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1063 t.(lt), 1393 t.(fl)
    Length 239' 7"
    Beam 46' 1½"
    Draft 9'
    Complement unknown
    Pumping Machinery
    84" diameter pump driven by one Moore (Curtis-Rateau) multistage steam turbine, 1400 hp
    Propulsion
    two Nordberg marine vertical triple expansion condensing steam engines, 900 hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Ockerson
    30262001
    578k Ockerson, 3 March 1949, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo # 52884
    Tommy Trampp
    Ockerson
    30262002
    52k Ockerson dredging, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
     
    Ockerson
    30262003
    264k Ex US Army dredge Ockerson at Hamm's Harbor, Chilicothe, IL., awaiting a buyer or scrapping. Shane Lansford

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