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USACE Essayons I


Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1950 by Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA
  • Launched in 1950
  • Completed and delivered in 1950
  • Delivered and placed in service as USACE Essayons, 1950
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1982
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,903 T.
    Length 500'
    Beam 72'
    Depth 35'
    Draft 40'
    Speed 14.5 kts (loaded)
    Range unknown
    Complement 150
    Capacity unknown
    Hopper Volume 6100 m
    Dredging Depth unknown
    Suction pipe Diameter unknown
    Number of Dredging Pipes 2
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion and Dredging Machinery
    four Westinghouse diesel-electric engines
    two propeller shafts
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    Essayons
    30265801
    1,710k Diagram of USACE Essayons.
    Courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers / "Popular Science" magazine
    Tommy Trampp
    Essayons
    30265802
    230k USACE Essayons underway in New York harbor, date unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    Essayons
    30265803
    64k USACE Essayons underway probably on the Hudson River in New York, date unknown.
    Photo by Barrel
    Dredgepoint.org
    Essayons
    30265804
    92k USACE Essayons underway at Port Said, Egypt, date unknown.
    Photo by Barrel
    Dredgepoint.org

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