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USED Cahaba


Self Propelled Dustpan Dredge:
  • Built in 1912 at Florence, Al.
  • Launched 1912
  • Placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Cahaba
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 463 t.
    Length 174'
    Beam 45'
    Draft 7'
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Potable water unknown
    Dredging Machinery
    Suction Pipe Dia. unknown
    Discharge Pipe Dia. unknown
    Propulsion system unknown
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    Cahaba
    091908215
    519k
    Namesake
    Cahaba - The Cahaba River is the longest substantially free-flowing river in Alabama and is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States. It is a major tributary of the Alabama River and part of the larger Mobile River basin. (Wikipedia)
    Photo - Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama - Public Domain
    Map - Map of the Cahaba River and some of its tributaries CC By 2.5 - Nathan V. Whelan, Paul D. Johnson, Phil M. Harris - Whelan N. V., Johnson P. D. & Harris P. M. (2012)
    Tommy Trampp
    Cahaba
    30265501
    155k Cahaba conducting dredging operations, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Cahaba
    30265502
    84k Cahaba, Upper Mississippi River Improvement, 5 May 1937.
    US District Engineers Office, St.Paul.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library

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