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USED Dredge Comstock

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1914-15, at Ellicott Machine, Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched, in 1915
  • Delivered 1915 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Comstock
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Sold in 1948, renamed Santa Rosa
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1953
    Displacement 1,000 t.(lt)
    Length 164'
    Beam 35'
    Draft 17'
    Hopper Capacity unknown
    Complement unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine, 585 hp
    single propeller shaft

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    Cyrus Ballou Comstock (3 February 1831 29 May 1910) was a career officer in the Regular Army of the United States. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1855, Comstock served with the Army Corps of Engineers. At the beginning of the American Civil War, he assisted with the fortification of Washington, D.C. In 1862, he was transferred to the field, eventually becoming chief engineer of the Army of the Potomac. In 1863 during the Siege of Vicksburg, he served as the chief engineer of the Army of the Tennessee.(Wikipedia)
    Historical Digression
    Tommy Trampp
    86k USED Dredge Comstock moored pierside probably at Galveston, TX., date unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District photo
    John Spivey
    142k USED Dredge Comstock at Colonna Marine Railway Corp., Norfolk, VA., 10 May 1931.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters
    John Spivey
    173k USED Dredge Comstock underway in March 1936, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    71k USED Dredge Comstock dredging Rocklanding Shoal, 14 April 1931.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey
    US Army COE Digital Library

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