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NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive
Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
Built in 1904, at William R. Trigg, Richmond, VA.
Launched, in 1904
Delivered 1904 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Benyaurd
Decommissioned, circa 1948
Sold in 1948, renamed Sandchief
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1957
Displacement 2,978 t.
Hopper Capacity unknown
Dredging Depth unknown
Dredging Pipes unknown
two reciprocating steam engines, 1,350hp
two propeller shafts
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Benyaurd - William Henry Harrison Benyaurd (17 May 1841 - 7 February 1900) A "Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He graduated from the United
States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1863, and was posted to the Corps of Engineers. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery while a 1st Lieutenant at
the Battle of Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865, with his citation reading "With one companion, voluntarily advanced in a reconnaissance beyond the skirmishers,
where he was exposed to imminent peril; also, in the same battle, rode to the front with the commanding general to encourage wavering troops to resume the advance,
which they did successfully". His Medal was awarded to him on September 7, 1897. He remained in the Corps of Engineers after the War, rising the rank of Lieutenant
Find a Grave Photo and Biography by: RPD2 Find a Grave
||USED Benyaurd anchored at the Head of Passes, Mississippi River, 20 November 1904.
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