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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
    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
    two Nordberg marine vertical triple expansion condensing steam engines, 900 hp
    two propeller shafts

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

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