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USED Dredge Wahalak

Non Self-Propelled Cutterhead Pipeline Dredge:
  • Built in 1909-10 at Maryland Steel, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched in 1910
  • Delivered in 1910
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers as Wahalak in 1910
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District
  • Retired from Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 886 t.
    Length 152'
    Beam 40'
    Draft 12'
    Complement unknown

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    Wahalak is a small unincorporated community in central, Kemper County, Mississippi. The word Wahalak comes from a Choctaw language word meaning "running water".
    Tommy Trampp
    71k USED Wahalak dredging at the Butte La Rose Cutoff, Atchafalaya Basin in 1933
    Defense Information Center - Designing the Bayous The Control of Water in the Atchafayala Basin 1800-1995
    John Spivey
    63k USED Wahalak working in the Gulfport Ship Channel, 11 November 1936.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digitial Library
    John Spivey
    63k USED Wahalak working, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digitial Library
    John Spivey

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