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USACE Dredge Lyman

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1944-45, at Dravo Corp., Neville Island, PA.
  • Launched, in 1945
  • Delivered 1945 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USACE Dredge Lyman
  • Converted to direct pump out dredge, winter 1971-1972 at Amship yard, Lorain, OH.
  • Decommissioned in 1982
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 1,194 t.
    Length 216'
    Beam 40'
    Depth of Hold 15' 6"
    Draft 12' 9"
    Complement 30
    Hopper Capacity 6275 cu yds
    Dredging Depth 45'
    Dredging Pipes 2
    two 1,400hp General Motors diesel engines driving two electric motors generating 1398Kw
    two propeller shafts

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    Lyman - Named for Col. Albert K.B. Lyman, a native Hawaiian who later attained the rank of general officer, was the Army's Hawaiian Department Engineer with offices at Fort Shafter. He commanded the 34th Engineer Combat Regiment, the 804th Engineer Aviation Battalion, plus the 3rd Engineer Combat Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division. Albert Lyman graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1909. As a Brigadier General he died of illness while serving in Hawaii in 1942.
    Army Engineers fought and lived through the attack on Pearl Harbor
    US Army Corps of Engineers Photo
    Tommy Trampp
    257k USACE Dredge Lyman conducting dredging operation, date and location unknown
    US Army Corps of Engineers Photo
    Tommy Trampp
    46k USACE Dredge Lyman underway in the Great Lakes, probably circa winter 1971-72, location unknown Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    79k USACE Dredge Lyman port side dredging arm as she works in the harbor at Ashtabula, OH., date unknown U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Digital Library

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