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Springfield (BD-6803)

Barge Derrick, Non Self-propelled:
  • Laid down in March 1998 as US Army Derrick Barge Springfield (BD-6803) by Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, LA.
  • Launched in January 1999
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermasters Corps in March 2000
  • Assigned to the US Army Transportation Corp., 7th Transportation Group Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Placed in service in March 2000
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    Displacement 1,999 t.
    Length 200'
    Beam 80'
    Draft 7' light
    Depth of Hold 14'4"
    Complement 44
    Fuel Capacity 44,975 gals diesel
    Water Capacity 116600 gals
    Power Generation Systems
    on Cummins KTA38G2 Main Diesel Gen 300 kW
    one Cummins NTA855-G2 Auxiliary Diesel Gen 300 kW
    Lifting Capacity
    Main Hoist (14 to 20 feet per minute)
    257,600 lbs. at 60 ft.
    113,600 lbs. at 175 ft.
    Operating radius 60 ft. to 175 ft.
    Auxiliary Hoist (79 to 100 feet per minute)
    56,000 lbs. at 175 ft.
    Whip Hoist (150 to 200 feet per minute)
    10,000 lbs. at 175 ft.
    Jib Crane (2 Ton)
    4,000 lbs.
    Jib Crane (1/2 Ton)
    1,000 lbs.
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    Springfield - The location of an unsuccessful British takeover on June 23, 1780. In June 1780, German General Baron von Knyphausen led a force of 5,000 men, including British, Hessian, and New Jersey Loyalist units across from New York and began an operation intended to reestablish the British in New Jersey. Instead of a friendly greeting by the local populace, he was met and blocked by armed local militia and farmers. At this point, Knyphausen's men had been beaten back by militia before they had even engaged Washington's main army. As soon as Washington started his army on the march towards Pompton, a city 16 miles from Springfield, Knyphausen decided to attack Springfield. While stationed at the Springfield Bridge, General Nathanael Greene and 1,000 Continentals encountered a force five times their own size on June 23, 1780. Despite being pushed back several times, the patriots stood their ground and forced the British to retreat, thus ending the British raid in New Jersey.
    Image - "Battle of Springfield NJ 1780, John Ward Dunsmore (d. 1945), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Map- Battle of Springfield, Benson Lossing, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Tommy Trampp
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    25k Diagram of Springfield (BD-6803).
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    112k US Army Derrick Barge Springfield (BD-6803) is towed into the port of Shuaiba, Kuwait by Kuwaiti tugs, 12 June 2018. Springfield assisted in building the Roll-on/Roll-off facility that is used as part of the Nautical Harbor Horizon exercise. The exercise is a two-stage exercise that conducts an Army Watercraft Brigade Inspection Reconnaissance Exercise (BIREP) on Army positioned site (AP-5) vessels in conjunction with s Logistics over-the-shore (LOTS) exercise.
    US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Charlotte Reavis, 143d Sustainment Command (EXpeditionary)
    John Spivey
    234k US Army Derrick Barge Springfield (BD-6803) tied up at Coney Marine, 4 August 2016.
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