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William A. Thompson.

William A. Thompson cutterdredger

General properties

Vessel type: 
CSD, Self-propelled
Flag: 
US
Built in: 
1937

Physical properties

Length (OA): 
70.15 m
Width: 
14.64 m
Depth: 
2.44 m
Total power: 
2088 kW
Dredging depth: 
8.5 m
Suction pipe diameter: 
0.56 m

Page review

Status: 
Historical
Timeframe: 
1937 - 2012
Review: 
Scrapped

Last Updated

4 years 30 weeks ago

About this equipment

The Dravo Corporation of Pittsburgh built the Dredge Thompson for the St. Paul District in 1936 for nearly $900,000, or $1.3 million with contract modifications. It was christened in Pittsburgh in March 1937 by William Thompson's granddaughter, Louise, and first sent to New York, where its galley, mess and quarters were fitted. It was then returned to Pittsburgh, where crews completed its construction. 

 

  • 267 feet long, 48 feet wide and 52-foot, 9-inch minimum bridge clearance.
  • 22-inch intake and 20-inch discharge.
  • Could dredge to a 23 1/2-foot depth and 250 feet wide from one mooring.
  • Weighs approximately 1,200 tons.

Scrapped in 2012, in Prairie du Chien

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Technical files and datasheets

Files are available for CEDA members.