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USACE Pacific


Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1936-7, at Bethlehem Steel Corp. Ltd., San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched, in 1937
  • Delivered 1937 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USACE Pacific
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1987
    Specifications:
    Displacement 865 t.(lt)
    Length 180'
    Beam 38'
    Draft 18'
    Hopper Capacity 300 and 500 cu yds
    Complement 42
    Propulsion
    two diesel-electric engines 800 hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Pacific
    30262301
    217k USED Pacific underway, 3 September 1937, in San Francisco Bay, near her builders yard, Bethlehem Steel Corp. Ltd., San Francisco, CA.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Biddle
    30262505
    140k Immediately following the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredges USACE Biddle (left), USACE Harding (center) and USACE Pacific (right), and a Port of Portland pipeline dredge worked to restore the shipping channel in the Columbia River. Ships were stranded in the port or were aground after mud flows from Mount St. Helens roared down the Cowlitz River and filled the Columbia channel overnight, decreasing it from its previous 40-foot depth to a mere 14 feet. For nine miles up and downriver, nothing moved but mud and water.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Portland District photo
    Tommy Trampp

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