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USED Rock Island


Self-Propelled Cutterhead Pipeline Dredge:
  • Laid down, 1937 at Dravo Contracting Co., Neville Island, PA.
  • Launched in 1937
  • Delivered in 1937 Commissioned and placed in service as USED Rock Island
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Rock Island District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,200 T.
    Length 267'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    diesel engines

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    Rock Island
    30269301
    44k
    Namesake
    Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, IL. The original Rock Island, from which the city name is derived, is now called Arsenal Island. The city is home to Rock Island Arsenal, the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the US.
    Map - © DemocraticLuntz Location of Rock Island in Island County, Illinois. (Wikipedia)
    Photo - Rock Island Arsenal. IL.
    Tommy Trampp
    Rock Island
    30269302
    212k USED Rock Island performing dredging operations in Lake Munuscong channel of the St. Marys River, part of the multi-milling dollar Great Lakes connecting channels project. Completed in September 1961, the dredge removed over one million cubic yards of material from the depths of this channel. On loan from the St. Paul district of the Army’s Corps of Engineers, the dredge was utilized by the Detroit District of the Corps on this project.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District photo
    John Spivey

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