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Fort Chartres


Self-Propelled Cutterhead Pipeline Dredge:
  • Laid down, 1908 at Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works, Dubuque, IA.
  • Launched in 1908
  • Delivered in 1908 and placed in service as Fort Chartres (US Dredge No.6)
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers St Louis District
  • Placed out of service, circa 1959
  • Final Disposition, circa 1959
    Specifications:
    Displacement 935 T.
    Length 222'
    Beam 46'
    Draft 8'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    reciprocating steam engine
    sternwheel


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    Fort Chartres
    30268702
    20k
    Namesake
    Fort Chartres was a French fortification first built in 1720 on the east bank of the Mississippi River in present-day Illinois. It was used as an administrative center for the province. Due generally to river floods, the fort was rebuilt twice, the last time in limestone in the 1750s in the era of French colonial control over Louisiana and the Illinois Country.Wikipedia)
    30268702. British Capture Fort de Chartres -Source: Fort De Chartres & The Phantom Funeral
    30268703 The Battle of Fort de Chartres - Source: Historica
    Tommy Trampp
    Fort Chartes
    30268703
    128k
    Fort Chartres
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    17k Fort Chartres underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Encyclopedia Dubuque
     
    Fort Chartres
    30268704
    117k Fort Chartres moored pierside, date and location unknown
    Photo ©University of Missouri–St. Louis Digitial Library, Herman T. Pott Inland Waterway Library
    Tommy Trampp
    Fort Chartres
    30268705
    96k Fort Chartres moored pierside, date and location unknown. Machinery being removed from Fort Chartres before she was sold, circa 1950.
    Photo ©University of Missouri–St. Louis Digitial Library, Herman T. Pott Inland Waterway Library
    Tommy Trampp

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Fort De Chartres & The Phantom Funeral
    Battle of Fort de Chartres
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