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USED Hydraulic Dredge No. 6
USED Vesuvius (1940 - 1943)

Non-self Propelled Dustpan Suction Dredge:
  • Built in 1909 for the US Army Corps of Engineers by William Thompson, Fountain City, WI.
  • Launched in 1909
  • Delivered and placed in service as Vesuvius in 1909
  • Renamed USED Hydraulic Dredge No. 6, date unknown
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers District unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 218 T.
    Length 115'
    Beam 30'
    Draft 2'7"
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    147k Vesuvius dredging on the upper Mississippi River, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    115k Vesuvius dredging on the upper Mississippi River with several barges collecting material, date and location unknown.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison LaCrosse Digital Library.
    John Spivey

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