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USED Dredge Ockerson

International Radio Call Sign:
Whiskey - Yankee - Delta - Uniform
Self-Propelled Dustpan Dredge:
  • Laid down in 1932 as the dredge Ockerson, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, in 1932
  • Delivered in 1932 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Ockerson
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Disposition as of September 2020-abandoned at Chilicothe, IL., awaiting a buyer or scrapping
    Displacement 1063 t.(lt), 1393 t.(fl)
    Length 239' 7"
    Beam 46' 1½"
    Draft 9'
    Complement unknown
    Pumping Machinery
    84" diameter pump driven by one Moore (Curtis-Rateau) multistage steam turbine, 1400 hp
    two Nordberg marine vertical triple expansion condensing steam engines, 900 hp
    two propeller shafts

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    117k USED Dredge Ockerson, 8 January 1942, dredging on the Mississippi River at Hardin Point Cut-off, River Miles 280.3 - 293.8.
    "View from left clearing line showing USED, Dredge Ockerson, equipped with bell head, moving into position to start work at lower end of cut-off.
    Source of Funds: Flood Control, Mississippi River and Tributaries - Dredging.
    Work underway by government plant, hired labor and leased equipment. Dredge GEO, W. CATT leased under Contract No. W-1096 ~ ENG. TT0C. ATLANTIC, GULF AND PACIFIC COMPANY Contractor.
    Total Estimated Cost ~ $356,500.00"
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library - US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo # 45244
    John Spivey
    578k USED Dredge Ockerson, 3 March 1949, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo # 52884
    John Spivey
    52k USED Dredge Ockerson dredging, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    264k Ex-USED Dredge Ockerson at Hamm's Harbor, Chilicothe, IL., awaiting a buyer or scrapping. Shane Lansford

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