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USED Dredge William L. Marshall

Seagoing Hopper Dredge:
  • Laid down, 26 May 1925 by Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA.
  • Launched, 30 November 1925
  • Delivered, 18 January 1925
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service by the US Army Corps of Engineers, as USED Dredge William L. Marshall in 1925
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers New York District
  • Retired from US Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1950s
    Displacement 1,716 t.(DWT), 3015 t.(Gross)
    Length 268' 5"
    Beam 46'
    Depth amidships, 22'6"
    Draft forward, light 14' loaded 19' / aft, light 15'3", loaded 20'
    Complement unknown
    Speed unknown
    Hopper Capacity unknown
    Pumping Machinery unknown
    Dredging Pump
    Inside diameter of suction pipe unknown
    Inside diameter of discharge pump unknown
    Dredging Depth unknown
    two diesel engines 1,600hp
    two propeller shafts

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    Col. William L. Marshall

    William Louis Marshall (June 11 1846 - July 2, 1920) was born in Washington, Kentucky, a scion of the family of Chief Justice John Marshall. At age 16 he enlisted in the 10th Kentucky Cavalry, Union Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1868 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers. Accompanying Lieutenant George Wheeler's Survey expedition (1872–76), Marshall covered thousands of miles on foot and horseback and discovered Marshall Pass in central Colorado. He over saw improvements on the Lower Mississippi River near Vicksburg and on the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway canal system in Wisconsin. As Chicago District Engineer from 1888 to 1899, he planned and began to build the Illinois and Mississippi Canal. Marshall made innovative use of concrete masonry and developed original and cost-saving methods of canal lock construction. Stationed at New York (1900–08), his genius further expressed itself on the Ambrose Channel project and in standardizing fortification construction methods. He retired June 11, 1910—the final Chief of Engineers to have served in the Civil War—but his engineering reputation earned a special appointment from President William Howard Taft as consulting engineer to the Secretary of the Interior on hydroelectric power projects. General Marshall died July 2, 1920, in Washington, D.C.(Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    Col. William L. Marshall
    480k Launching of US Army Hopper Dredge William L. Marshall, 30 November 1923 at Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, PA. Darryl Baker
    Col. William L. Marshall
    92k US Army Hopper Dredge William L. Marshall, moored pierside in a shipyard, date and location unknown. US Army COE Digital Library
    Col. William L. Marshall
    45k USED William L. Marshall underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    John Spivey

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