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USED Dredge Captain Huston

Non Self-Propelled Cutterhead Pipeline Dredge:
  • Built in 1911-12 at Maryland Steel., Baltimore, MD.
  • Launched 1912
  • Commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Captain Huston
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,047 t.
    Length 150'
    Beam 40'
    Draft 12'
    Complement unknown
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    Capt. Houston
    Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston (July 17, 1867 – March 29, 1938), popularly known as Cap Huston, was co-owner of the Major League Baseball team the New York Yankees with Jacob Ruppert from 1915 to 1922. He served as a Captain in the 16th Regiment of Engineers (Railway) in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. In August 1917, Huston arrived in France, to become commander of 16th Regiment of Engineers in the spring of 1918, with the rank of Lt. Colonel then later was promoted to full Colonel. Huston died at his southern plantation on March 29, 1938, in Darien, Georgia at the age of 70.
    Cropped version of a photo in the Bain Collection available from the United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID ggbain.35765.
    Tommy Trampp
    Capt. Houston
    245k USED Dredge Captain Huston dredging, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers photos
    Tommy Trampp
    Capt. Houston
    70k USED Dredge Captain Huston at Philadelphia, 20 June 1937.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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