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USACE Langfitt

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1946-47, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, in 1947
  • Delivered 1947 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USACE Langfitt
  • Assigned to US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District
  • Decommissioned, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date unknown
    Displacement 4,730 long tons(lt)
    Length 351'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Hopper Capacity 3060 cu yds
    Complement 78
    two boilers
    two turbo-electric drive steam engines
    two propeller shafts

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    General W C Langfitt

    William Campbell Langfitt, born in Wellsburg, Va., 10 August 1860, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1883 and until May 1898 served with the Corps of Engineers in New York, Texas, and Ohio. During the Spanish-American War he organized the 3d Battalion at San Francisco and served as Commanding Officer of American Forces in Hawaii. General Langfitt served in Oregon and Cuba before sailing for France in July 1917. During World War I he was Chief of Staff, Lines of Communications; Chief of Utilities; and Chief Engineer; and he participated in the Cambrai Operations, Somme Defensive, and St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensives. Upon his return to the United States in July 1919, he served as Division Engineer at New York until retiring 31 May 1920. General Langfitt died in Washington, D.C., 20 April 1934.
    Digital ID: ggbain 28946 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Bill Gonyo
    514k USACE Langfitt dredging Calcasieu River and Pass bar channel, 16 January 1961
    US Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District photo # 8667-4
    Tommy Trampp

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