DODGE ISLAND - New York, New York, U.S.A.       Call sign - WD6253     IMO number - 7917800
Owner - Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, U.S.A.

Location - Photographed while she was sailing upbound in the Welland Canal at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Photograph Date - 28 April 1982     Photographer - Barry Andersen (Willem VanMaanen's collection)    Added to archive - 10 Feb 2003     Last updated - 28 Sep 2003

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - June 1979
  Construction begun - July 1979
  Keel laid - August 1979
  Launched - June 1980
  Delivered - July 1980
  Newbuild price - unknown

  (a) Dodge Island - U.S.A. (91)
  (b) Dodge Island - Holland (96)
  (c) Dodge Island - U.S.A.

  As of September 2003 she was still operational as Dodge Island for G.L.D.&D.

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Hopper dredger
  Hinged/centerline split hull design
  Gross tonnage - 2,404
  Net tonnage - 1,800
  Displacement tonnage - 4,400
  L.O.A. - 85.65 meters (213'3")
  L.B.P. - 80.88 meters (265'4")
  Width overall - 15.87 meters (50'1")
  Width moulded - 15.87 meters (50'1")
  Draught - 5.358 meters (17'7")
  Depth - 6.56 meters (21'6")
  Number of hoppers (holds) - 1
  Number of hatch covers - none
  Hopper capacity - 2,738 cubic meters
  Suction pipe length - unknown
  Number of hoppers (holds) - 1
  Suction mounting - off ship's stern

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder - Southern Shipbuilding Corp.
  Country - Siddell, Louisiana, U.S.A.
  Hull number - 120
  Engine builder - General Motors Corporation - Electro Motive division
  Country - La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A.
  Number of engines - 2
  Engine type - GM (12-645-E6) 12-cyl diesels
  Fuel - Diesel oil
  Diesel fuel capacity - unknown
  Main engines horsepower - 4,300 bhp or 3,163 kW
  Speed - 12.0 knots
  Propeller - 1 variable pitch propeller
  Steering gear - Standard rudder
  Bow thuster - 1 (?hp)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** From 1991 until 1996 Dodge Island was either sold or chartered to Ballast Nedam Dredging if Holland and possibly reflagged as well.

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Information sources - Lloyds Registers, Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Marine News - The World Ship Society
Sylvia Masson - Quebec, Canada

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS

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