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USED Dredge Manhattan

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Built in 1904, at Maryland Steel, Sparrow Point, MD.
  • Launched, in 1904
  • Delivered 1904 and placed in commission by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge Manhattan
  • Decommissioned circa 1951
  • Sold in 1951, renamed Sandon II
  • Sold in 1961, renamed Yau Wing No. 4
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974
    Displacement 2,790 t. light 5720 t. loaded
    Length 288'
    Beam 47'
    Light forward 10'8" aft 13'
    Loaded forward 18'7' aft 20'2"
    Material, steel hull, wooden superstructure
    Speed, light 10 mph, loaded 7.5 mph
    Complement Officers 12, Crew 54
    Hopper Capacity 2530 cu. yds.
    Dredging Depth Maximum 45' Minimum 20'
    Drags two New York type
    Propulsion Engines
    four oil fired Coatesville Boiler Works Scotch marine boilers
    two Maryland Steel Co. Vertical inverted compound steam engines 22'x44x20, I.H.P per engine 900, R.P.M 95
    two propeller shafts
    Pumping Engines
    two Maryland Steel Co. Vertical inverted compound steam engines 16'x32x18, I.H.P per engine 350, R.P.M 167 average,
    Two Dredging Pumps
    Inside Diameter of Suction Pipe 20"
    Inside Diameter of Discharge Pipe 20"

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    70k USED Dredge Manhattan moored pierside at Galveston, 27 February 1937
    US Engineer Office Galveston, TX.
    John Spivey
    88k USED Dredge Manhattan moored pierside, date and location unknown Images
    65k USED Dredge Manhattan moored pierside, date and location unknown. John Spivey

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