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USED William T. Rossell

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1924-25 by Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA.
  • Launched 1925
  • Placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED William T. Rossell
  • Final Disposition sunk after collision with MV Thorshall (Norwegian), Coos Bay, OR., with loss of life, 10 September 1957
    Displacement 3,340 t.
    Length 268' 5"
    Beam 46'
    Draft 22' 6"
    Officers 13
    Crew 37
    light 13 mph
    loaded 10.5 mph
    Hopper Capacity 1440cu yds
    Pumping Machinery one 1,000bhp McIntosh and Seymour diesel engine driving one 800hp Westinghouse motor
    Dredging Pump
    Inside diameter of suction pipe 26"
    Inside diameter of discharge pump 26"
    Dredging Depth
    Maximum 50'
    Minimum 22'
    Drags, one New York type in center
    two 1,000bhp McIntosh and Seymour diesel engines driving two 1,000rpm 800hp H.P. motors 110rpm
    two propeller shafts
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    William T. Rossell
    190k USED William T. Rossell underway, date and location unknown Tommy Trampp
    William T. Rossell
    69k USED William T. Rossell at anchor, date and location unknown

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