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USED Derrick Boat Babcock

Crane Barge:
  • Built in 1936, as the wooden hulled non self-propelled Derrick Boat Babcock, at Bethlehem Steel at Sparrows Point, MD.
  • Launched in 1936
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, 2 August 1936
  • Assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers, New York District
  • Placed in service in August 1936
  • In service as late as 30 June 1946
  • Retired from U.S. Army service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 436 t., light, 803 t. loaded
    Length 111.8'
    Beam 41. 8¾'
    light, fwd 1.6', aft 7.3'
    loaded, fwd 7'3', aft 7.3'
    Accommodations, one shift, 1 officer, 14 men
    Boilers two Erie City Iron Works vertical fire tubular
    Bunker Capacity 335.1 barrels oil
    Engine Lambert 2cyl pistol valve reversing 12" x 12"
    I.M.P., 100 rpm variable
    Boom Type
    length 75'
    radius 21' to 72'
    delivery above water 59'
    clamshell 1&frac58 cu ft cap.
    Pile Driver

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    99k USED Derrick Boat Babcock moored pierside, date and location unknown
    Courtesy, photo by Barrel.
    John Spivey

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