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USED Raritan

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1908, at Maryland Steel, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched, in 1908
  • Delivered 1908 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Raritan
  • Decommissioned, circa October 1947
  • Laid up, 10 October 1947, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet James River Group, Lee Hall, VA.
  • Sold, 13 February 1950, to Construction Aggregate Corp., renamed Sandmate
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1956
    Displacement 3,911 t.
    Length 290'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 28'
    Complement unknown
    Hopper Capacity unknown
    Dredging Depth unknown
    Dredging Pipes unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 1,485hp
    two propeller shafts

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    38k USED Raritan at anchor, date and location unknown
    Tugster World Press
    John Spivey
    35k USED Raritan underway, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library

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