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USED Dredge Absecon

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1914, by Maryland Shipbuilding, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched, in 1914
  • Delivered in 1914, and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Absecon
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, renamed Macuro
  • Final Disposition, wrecked in 1970
    Displacement 560 t.
    Length 162'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Hopper Capacity unknown
    Dredging Depth unknown
    Dredging Pipes unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 528hp
    two propeller shafts

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    40k USDE Dredge Absecon at anchor, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District
    John Spivey

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