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USED Dredge William A. Thompson


Self-Propelled Cutterhead Pipeline Dredge:
  • Built in 1936-37, at Dravo Corp, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, in 1937
  • Delivered in 1937 and christened by William Thompson's granddaughter
  • Placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge William A. Thompson
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District
  • Arrived at US Army Corps of Engineers service base, Fountain City, WI., 22 May 1937
  • Place out of service at US Army Corps of Engineers service base, Fountain City, WI. in 2008
  • Removed from the US Army Corps of Engineers service base at Fountain City, WI. 12 June 2012 to her new home with the Community Development Alternatives, Inc., in Prairie du Chien, WI.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,370 t.
    Length 267'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 9'
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine
    one propeller shaft

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    Willam A. Thompson
    30262206
    78k Launching of Dredge William A. Thompson in 1937 at Dravo Corp, Pittsburgh, PA.
    US Army Corp of Engineers photo
    John Spivey
    Willam A. Thompson
    30262205
    149k USED Dredge William A. Thompson dredging, date location unknown.
    Photo courtesy Dave Thomson Collection at Steamboat.com
    John Spivey
    Willam A. Thompson
    30262203
    291k USED Dredge William A. Thompson dredging, circa 1963, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Willam A. Thompson
    30262201
    1042k USED Dredge William A. Thompson dredging in the St. Paul District in July 1968.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Negative # C-209-NCS68
    Tommy Trampp
    Willam A. Thompson
    30262204
    268k USED Dredge William A. Thompson moored at Fountain City, WI., 6 January 2012.
    Photo by Iulus Ascanius
    Tommy Trampp
    Willam A. Thompson
    30262202
    132k Ex-USED Dredge William A. Thompson being removed from the US Army Corps of Engineers service base at Fountain City, WI., 12 June 2012 by US Army Corps of Engineers towboat M/V General Warren
    US Army Corps of Engineers Visual Information Record Identification Number (VIRIN) # 120612-A-CE999, photo by Shannon L. Bauer
    Steve Whitson
    Willam A. Thompson
    30262207
    68k Retired USED Dredge William A. Thompson in her new home, Prairie du Chien, WI., circa 2012.
    US Army Corp of Engineers St. Paul District photo
    John Spivey

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