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USACE Dredge Essayons (II)

Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1950 by Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA.
  • Launched in 1950
  • Completed and delivered in 1950
  • Delivered and placed in service as USACE Essayons, 1950
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1982
    Displacement 11,903 T.
    Length 500'
    Beam 72'
    Depth 35'
    Draft 40'
    Speed 14.5 kts (loaded)
    Range unknown
    Complement 150
    Capacity unknown
    Hopper Volume 6100 m
    Dredging Depth unknown
    Suction pipe Diameter unknown
    Number of Dredging Pipes 2
    Fuel Capacity unknown
    Propulsion and Dredging Machinery
    four Westinghouse diesel-electric engines
    two propeller shafts
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    1,710k Diagram of USACE Dredge Essayons.
    Courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers / "Popular Science" magazine
    Tommy Trampp
    69k USACE Dredge Essayons under construction at Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA. in 1950. U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Digital Library
    230k USACE Dredge Essayons underway in New York harbor, date unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    Tommy Trampp
    64k USACE Dredge Essayons underway probably on the Hudson River in New York, date unknown.
    Photo by Barrel
    123k USACE Dredge Essayons underway in New York Harbor, 31 December 1950.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    Robert Hurst
    92k USACE Dredge Essayons underway at Port Said, Egypt, date unknown.
    Photo by Barrel

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