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Potter


Self Propelled Dustpan Dredge:
  • Built in 1931-32 by Dravo Construction Co, at Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched 1932
  • Placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as Potter
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • Repowered, October 2001
  • Active, in service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,600 long t.
    Length 240' 6" (ovl)
    Beam 46'
    Draft 9' 9"
    Complement 45
    Fuel Capacity 30,000 Gal.
    Potable water 10,000 Gal.
    Dredging Machinery
    Suction Pipe Dia. 38"
    Discharge Pipe Dia. 32"
    Propulsion As Built
    two boilers
    two vertical triple expansion condensing steam engines, 1,063 hp
    two propeller shafts
    Propulsion (Repowered-New Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features
    Main Generators: (3) Cat 3516B 1825 kW 600V
    Propulsion Motors: (2) GE Electric Motor 1200 hp ea.
    Propulsion Reduction Gears: (2) Philadelphia Gear -Ratio 4.6:1
    In-Port Generator: Cat 3408C 365 kW, 480V
    Motor Generator Set Reliance: 365KW, 600Vinput 480V output
    Steering: Marine One. (4) Flanking & (2) Steering Rudders
    Dredge Pump Motors: (2) GE Electric Motors 1200 hp ea.
    Dredge Pump Reduction Gear: Philadelphia Gear Dual Input, Single Output - Ratio 4.496:1
    Dredge Pump Impeller: Mobile Pulley Super Vane
    Propellers: (2) 5-Bladed, 81 inches Dia. (Kort Nozzles)
    Stern Section: Frames 0-30 replaced with Towboat style stern and Kort Nozzles

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    30265002
    215k US Army dredge Potter underway, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Potter
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    434k US Army dredge Potter and ">USACE M/V Prairie Du Rocher, underway near Cape Girardeau, MO., 19 October 2012 Photos by Ken Steinhoff
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    30265001
    238k The repowered dredge Potter underway, 24 April 2013, location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo VIRIN 130424-A-E0314-110
    US Army Corps of Engineers
    Potter
    30265003
    203k The repowered dredge Potter underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    US Army Corps of Engineers

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