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Captain William Clark


Self Propelled Dustpan Dredge:
  • Built in 1931-32 by Marietta Manufacturing Corp., Point Pleasant W.V.
  • Launched 1932
  • Delivered and placed in service as Captain William Clark, 1932
  • Initially assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
  • Transferred. date unknown, to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • Retired, date unknown
  • Final Disposition
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,200 T.(lt)
    Length 268'11"
    Beam 84'9"
    Depth of Hold 8'6"
    Draft
    Forward 4'6"
    Aft (loaded) 5'
    Speed unknown
    Range unknown
    Dredging Depth 20' max., 3' min.
    Width of cut 36"
    Dredge pumps 1
    Discharge Pipe 34"
    Pressure 13-18 lbs.
    Average Suction Vacuum 14"
    Pumping Power 1,300 hp.
    Complement 52
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion
    two Marietta Manufacturing Corp. 800-h.p. horizontal compound condensing engines 20 x 40 inches with a 7-foot stroke
    two Foster-Wheeler water-tube boilers
    two steel and white oak sidewheels, each 25 feet in diameter and 13.6 feet wide

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    Captain William Clark
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    Namesake
    Captain William Clark (August 1, 1770 September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he grew up in prestatehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Clark was a planter and slaveholder. Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory. From 1822 until his death in 1838, he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. (Wikipedia)
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    Captain William Clark
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    100k Dredge USACE Captain William Clark arriving in Memphis Harbor under tow by stern-wheel towboat USACE Mississippi. circa 1950-1951.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Memphis District Corps of Engineers
    Captain William Clark
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    Missippi
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    87k Stern view of USACE Mississippi underway on the Mississippi River with USACE Captain William Clark circa 1950-1951. US Army Corps of Engineers

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