U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Dredges

Most recent update: December 1, 2016.


This table attempts to list all the Corps' dredges, by year of build.  It is, inevitably, incomplete.  If anyone can add to or correct this table, please send your information to timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # Original Name Type Tons Feet Built Disposition
      General Moultrie HD     1855  
Webb & Bell Greenpoint NY   Henry Burden HD 280   1862 Acquired 1883
      Woodbury SD   100 1873 Burnt 1893
  Belfast NI   Chinook   7,400 460 1892  
Howard's SY Jeffersonville IN   Ram   419 125 1893  
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA   Omega   868 211 1896  
Howard's SY Jeffersonville IN   Thebes   600 160 1898  
Rippley Boat Grafton IL   Zeta   871 167 1898  
  Rock Island IL   Selma   600 160 1898  
Rippley Boat Grafton IL   Iota   871 167 1900  
  Paducah KY   Kentucky   350 105 1900  
Corps of Engineers Fountain City WI   Hecla   220 126 1901  
Rippley Boat Grafton IL   Henry Flad   955 206 1901  
Gilchrist, G. A. Belfast ME   Key West   498 141 1904 Burnt 1923
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 43 Manhattan   2,665 288 1904 Sold 1951 as Sandon II, Yau Wing No. 4 1961, scrapped 1974
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 44 Atlantic   2,674 288 1904  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 45 Burton TSHD 1,200 177 1904  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 46 Gen. G. L. Gillespie TSHD 1,200 177 1904 Later Gen. G. G. Meade
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 47 Savannah TSHD 1,236 177 1904  
New York SB Camden NJ 15 Barnard   1,450 226 1904 To Mexico 1942
New York SB Camden NJ 16 Atlantic   500 140 1904 Sold 1918 as Megas, Landemer 1934, scrapped 1968
  Bainbridge GA   Muscogee   309 120 1904  
Trigg  Richmond VA 17 Benyaurd   2,566 260 1904 Sold 1948 as Sandchief, scrapped 1957
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 51 Delaware   3,045 300 1905 Sold 1950 as Sandcaptain, Ezra Sensibar 1961, Hydro Atlantic 1968, sank 1987
  Ambridge PA   Virginia   215 80 1906  
Rippley Boat Grafton IL   B. M. Harrod   1,082 206 1901  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 76 Ancon   2,930 288 1907 To Panama
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 77 Culebra   3,230 288 1907 To Panama
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 82 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 83 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 84 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 85 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 86 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 87 Navesink   3,048 288 1908  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 91 Morgan   780 167 1908  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 94 Galveston   6,454 304 1908  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 95 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Newport News SB Newport News VA 87 Clatsop   1,100 177 1908 Sold 1947 as Sandpilot, scrapped 1955
Dubuque B&BW Dubuque IA   Fort Chartres SD 993 197 1908  
Dubuque B&BW Dubuque IA   Fort Gage SD 993 197 1908  
Howard's SY Jeffersonville IN   Indiana   418 167 1908  
GLEW/Portland IW Portland OR   Oregon CSD 645 120 1908  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 86 Raritan   3,048 288 1908 Sold 1950 as Sandmate, scrapped 1956
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 102 Pascagoula   348 151 1909  
Corps of Engineers Fountain City WI   Vesuvius SD 232 120 1909  
  Florence AL   Cahaba CSD 463 173 ?  
  Gulfport MS   Pettus   488 135 1909  
Iowa Marine Repair Keokuk IA   Etna   258 130 1909  
Stillwater Boats South Stillwater MN   Pelee SD 240 119 1909  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 111 Wahalak CSD 886 150 1910  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 112 Norman H. Davis CSD   150 1910  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 113 Captain Huston CSD 1,047 150 1910  
Maryland Steel Sparrows Point MD 123 Nelson Z. Graves CSD 705 150 1911  
Fore River SB Quincy MA 194 New Orleans HD 4,700 315 1912  
  Baltimore MD   Dalecarlia   233 80 1912  
  Batesville AR   No. 3301   220 105 1912  
  Dubuque IA   Waterway   529 163 1912  
  Grafton IL   Mayon   275 130 1912  
  Harrington WV   Col. M. B. Adams   383 109 1912  
  Keokuk IA   Apo   264 130 1912  
  Keokuk IA   Taal   264 130 1912  
  Milan IL   Geyser   210 120 1912  
  Muscle Shoals AL   Tishomingo   383 108 1912  
  Westlake LA   Edwin R. Kimble   725 116 1912  
GLEW/Portland IW Portland OR 124 Multnomah CSD 1,135 263 1913  
GLEW/Portland IW Portland OR 125 Wahkiakum CSD 1,135 263 1913  
Seattle Construction Seattle WA 72 Col. P. S. Michie TSHD 1,673 232 1913 Sold 1955 as Puerto Cabello, scrapped 1971
  Baltimore MD   Gulfport   1,292 150 1913  
  Baltimore MD   Maj. J. C. Mallery   665 170 1913  
  Milwaukee WI   Kewaunee GD 542 109 1913  
  Pittsburgh PA   Sacramento   850 199 1913  
  Pittsburgh PA   San Joaquin   850 199 1913  
  Baltimore MD   Currituck   1,205 150 1914  
  Baltimore MD   Absecon   560 162 1914 Sold as Macuro, wrecked 1970
  Charleston SC   Congaree   410 153 1914  
Dubuque B&BW Dubuque IA   H. S. Taber   754 233 1914  
Dubuque B&BW Dubuque IA   Robert McGregor   769 208 1914  
  Rock Island IL   St. Paul   347 112 1914  
  Rock Island IL   Davenport    392 112 1914  
Spedden SB Baltimore MD 239 Minquas   705 194 1915  
Ellicott Machine Baltimore MD   Comstock TSHD 983 164 1915 Sold 1948 as Santa Rosa 1948, scrapped 1953
  Charleston SC   Creighton   281 136 1915  
  Dubuque IA   Marietta   297 140 1915  
  Jeffersonville IN   Cincinnati   296 145 1915  
  Pittsburgh PA   Nolin River   307 127 1915  
  Tampa FL   Sarasota   184 115 1915  
  Winslow WA   W. T. Preston   291 162 1915  
  Baltimore MD   San Pablo HD 1,150 164 1916  
  Green Bay WI   Col. D. D. Gaillard GD 780 116 1916  
  Portland OR   Cascades   90 70 1916  
  Detroit MI   Detroit Wayne   3,600 261 1919  
  Detroit MI   Lake Fairfax   3,600 261 1919  
  Plaquemine LA   Delatour   436 150 1920  
  Nashville TN   Grossetete   193 87 1921  
Staten Island SB Port Richmond NY 728 Hell Gate   1,800 140 1922  
  Washington DC   Talcott   575 172 1922  
  Beaver Falls WV   Alleghenny   323 101 1924  
  Charlestown WV   C. B. Harris   1,304 236 1924  
  Green Bay WI   De Pere DD 300 117 1924  
Sun Shipbuilding Chester PA 58 A. Mackenzie TSHD 3,015 268 1924 In collision and sank 1974
Sun Shipbuilding Chester PA 59 W. L. Marshall TSHD 3,015 268 1924 Scrapped 1950s
Sun Shipbuilding Chester PA 60 Dan C. Kingman TSHD 3,400 268 1924 Sold 1954 as Sandon 3, Dan C. Kingman 1957, A. A. Raymond 1962, scrapped 1971
Sun Shipbuilding Chester PA 61 Wm. T. Rossell TSHD 3,440 268 1925 In collision and sank 1957
Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4234 Alabama   840 150 1925  
      Col. G. P. Howell CSD 355 95 1925  
  Baltimore MD   Welatka   1,200 213 1925  
  Tampa FL   Mayaca   255 65 1925  
  Vicksburg MS   Sunflower   178 82 1925  
Federal SB Kearny NJ 86 Willets Point TSHD 1,164 200 1926 Later Taylor
New York SB Camden NJ 314 Pullen   600 171 1926  
Newport News SB Newport News VA 292 Raymond   1,950 177 1926 Scrapped 1980
  Baltimore MD   Mantua   250 84 1926  
Leathem D. Smith Sturgeon Bay WI 252 Winneconne   217 101 1926  
  Warroad MN   Traverse   242 122 1928  
  Philadelphia PA   No. 1   300 120 1928  
  Pittsburgh PA   No. 2   300 120 1928  
  Pine Barren FL   Blackwater   560 198 1929  
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA 1129 Potter SD 1,063 214 1931 Active
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA 1130 Ockerson SD 1,063 214 1931  
  St. Helens OR   Monticello   260 130 1931  
Leathem D. Smith Sturgeon Bay WI 260 Tompkins GD 410 115 1931  
Ellicott Machine Westlake PA   Henry Bacon CSD 1,200 162 1931  
  Leetsdale PA   Beaver   475 138 1932  
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA 1139 Ste. Genevieve CSD 947 265 1932 Sank 1992
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA 1140 Grafton TSHD 947 265 1932  
Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4239 De Witt Clinton CSD 603 143 1932  
Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV    Capt. William Clark CSD 1,200 260 1932  
Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV    Capt. Meriwether Lewis CSD 1,200 260 1932 Museum in Brownville NB
Dubuque B&BW Dubuque IA   Todd CSD 770 218 1932  
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA   Dundee SD 812 224 1932  
  Pittsburgh PA   No. 3   336 125 1933  
  Midland PA   No. 4   336 125 1933  
ADDSCO Mobile AL   Sam Houston   1,222 160 1933  
Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV    Jadwin CSD 1,363 292 1933 Active
Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV    Burgess CSD 1,363 292 1934 Laid up in St. Louis MO
Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV    William S. Mitchell CSD 1,363 292 1934 Now "USS Nightmare" in Newport KY
Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant WV    William M. Black CSD 1,363 292 1934 Museum in Dubuque IA
  Big Eddy OR   Wishram CSD 70 67 1934  
  Fort Peck MT   A   170 40 1934  
  Fort Peck MT   B   170 40 1934  
  Fort Peck MT   C   170 40 1934  
  Fort Peck MT   D   170 40 1934  
Corps of Engineers Memphis TN   Omega CSD   218 1935  
Manitowoc SB Manitowoc WI 284 Kewaunee       1936  
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA   William A. Thompson CSD 1,370 263 1937 Scrapped 2008
Dravo Construction Pittsburgh PA   Rock Island       1937  
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 5354 Pacific TSHD 834 180 1937 Scrapped 1987
Corps of Engineers Omaha NB   General Chittenden CSD   100 1938  
Bethlehem Steel Quincy MA 1463 Goethals TSHD 12,731 446 1939 Scrapped 2002
Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 1070 Chester Harding TSHD 3,800 289 1939 Scrapped 1987
Dubuque B&BW Dubuque IA   Wm. L. Guthrie CSD   198 1941 Retired 1980
Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 1082 Hains TSHD 1,169 204 1943 Retired 1984
Pusey & Jones Wilmington DE 1083 Hoffman TSHD 1,169 204 1943 Retired 1983
Charleston NSY Charleston SC   Merritt SC 354 104 1943 Ex-YSD 59, retired 2011
      Fry SC 354 104 1943 Ex-YSD, sold 2011
      Luckiamute CSD   100 1944  
      Gulfstream CSD     ?  
GLEW/Portland IW Portland OR   Defoe Bay CSD   71 1945  
Dravo Construction Wilmington DE 2305 Lyman TSHD 1,194 216 1945 Retired 1982
Dravo Construction Wilmington DE   Barth TSHD 1,194 216 1945 To the Philippines 1946
Dravo Construction Wilmington DE   Davidson TSHD 1,194 216 1945 Retired 1961
Dravo Construction Wilmington DE 2311 Hyde TSHD 1,194 216 1945 Reefed off NC 1988
Am. Steel Dredge Fort Wayne IN   Josenhans CSD   140 1946  
Mo Valley Bridge Leavenworth IN   Schweizer   361 134 1946 Ex-YF 865, sold 2002
Ingalls SB Pascagoula MS 500 Comber TSHD   328 1947 Scrapped
Ingalls SB Pascagoula MS 501 Gerig TSHD   328 1947 Scrapped 1991
Ingalls SB Pascagoula MS 502 Langfitt TSHD   328 1947 Scrapped
Ingalls SB Pascagoula MS 503 Biddle TSHD   328 1947 Scrapped
Sun Ship Chester PA 565 Essayons TSHD 11,903 500 1950 Scrapped 1992
      Paraiso GD     1958  
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 904 Markham TSHD 5,386 312 1960 Reefed off NC 1994
Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point MD 4608 McFarland TSHD 6,036 288 1966 Active
AMMCO     Dubuque CSD     1971 Active
Paceco     Mullen CSD     1976 Active
Norshipco Norfolk VA 178 Yaquina SCHD 1,960 193 1981 Active
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2322 Wheeler TSHD 10,614 381 1982 Active
Bath Iron Works Bath ME 402 Essayons TSHD 7,248 350 1983 Active
Halter Marine Moss Point MS 1247 Hurley DP   353 1983 Active
LeTourneau Vicksburg MS 229 Goetz CSD   200 2005 Active
Conrad SY Morgan City LA 896 Murden HD   156 2012 Building