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USED Dredge Ancon

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1906-07 by Maryland Steel, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched 1907
  • Placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Ancon
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Panama Canal Zone
  • Sold to Panama, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,930 t.
    Length 288'
    Beam 48'
    Draft 25'
    Complement unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines, 1,800hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Ancon - Ancon Hill is the name of a large hill that overlooks Panama City and once served as a form of protection from pirates and sea invasion. The township was originally located around this hill, and was created to house employees of the Panama Canal during its construction. (Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    239k USED Dredge Ancon taking on coal at Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone, circa 1904-1909.
    Photo from Popular Science Monthly Volume 74, Page 420 - The Type of the Panama Canal, by C.E. Grunsky, Member of the Isthmian Canal Commission of 1904
    41k USED Dredge Ancon at Cristobal, Panama, date unknown, a US National Archives, College Park, MD. photo
    John Spivey

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