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USED Gillespie

Non-Self Propelled Pipe Line Dredge:
  • Built in 1915 for the US Army Engineers by Ellicott Machine Co., Baltimore MD.
  • Delivered in 1915 to the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Christened and placed in service as dredge USED Gillespie
  • Retired from Army service in 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,240 t.
    Length 150'8"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 8'10" light, 10'4" loaded
    Speed unknown
    Officers 16
    Crew 37
    Complement, One Shift
    Officers 4
    Crew 13
    Boilers four Babcock & Wilcox Marine Water Tube, 225 psi
    Pumping Engine one Kinner, Uniflow, 6 cyl, 16" x 16", IHP 2,000
    Fuel Capacity 43,814 gals diesel oil
    Dredging Pump
    Diameter of Runner 6'6"
    Suction Pump Inside Diameter 23"
    Discharge Pipe Inside Diameter 20"
    Width of Cut 250' maximum, 100' minimum
    Cutter Engine two cyl horizontal 11" x 14", 180 hp
    Spuds two 34" x70'
    Ladder 67'6"

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    58k USED Gillespie dredging at Philadelphia, PA., 20 June 1935.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    61k USED Gillespie in WWII wartime colors dredging, date and location unknown. John Spivey

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