US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

DREDGE MURDEN

USACE SHALLOW DRAFT DREDGE

Published May 16, 2013
The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge Murden was named one of the ten most significant boats of 2012 by Workboat International magazine. The split-hull vessel was designed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District by the Marine Design Center.

The Shallow Draft Dredge Murden was named one of the ten most significant boats of 2012 by Workboat International magazine. The split-hull vessel was designed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District by the Marine Design Center.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.
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The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.
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The Shallow Draft Dredge MURDEN clears shoaling from Barnegat Inlet, N.J. in April of 2014. The vessel was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center in Philadelphia and is based out of Wilmington, N.C. Barnegat Inlet requires dredging to provide reliable maritime navigation for the U.S. Coast Guard and a large fishing fleet consisting of full-time commercial, charter and recreational vessels.

  • Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers 
  • Shipyard: Conrad Industries Morgan City, LA 
  • Project Management Team: Marine Design Center and Wilmington District            
  • Vessel Operation Team: USACE Wilmington, NC. District   

Vessel Particulars

  • Length Overall: 156’                                                
  • Hull Breadth: 35’
  • Hull Depth: 10’-9”
  • Draft: Bow 3’-10”, Stern 4’-7
  • Max Hopper Load: 512 cu yds

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel Oil: 14,500 Gals
  • Potable Water: 1000 Gals
  • Hyd Oil: 150 Gals
  • Lube Oil: 125 Gals
  • Oily Bilge: 100 Gals
  • Waste Oil: 100 Gals
  • Gear Oil: 75 Gals

Conrad Sub Contractors

  • Electrical: Work Boat Electric
  • Joiners: Industrial Alliance Services
  • Electronics: Radio Holland

New Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features

  • Propulsion Engines: (2) Cummins QSK19-M 760HP @2100 RPM
  • Generator Engines: (2) Cummins QSM11-DM 250KW 480V
  • Propulsion Units & Gears: (2) ZF/HRP Model4111 Stern Drives w/2050 gears
  • Propulsion Control System: (1) ZF/HRP
  • Dragarm Davits & Winches: (2) Coastal Marine Equipment
  • Emergency Generator: (1) Cummins 6BTA59-D 58KW 480V
  • Dredging Control & Monitoring System: Digital Automation Control Systems Inc. (DACS)
  • Hopper Hydraulics: (2) BOC Water Hydraulics Inc. 16” Cyl, 86” Stroke

  • Switchboard: (4) Rio Marine
  • Alarm Systems: Sentinel Control Technologies
  • Oily Water separators: (2) Ecologic BORS Model 2-107
  • Bow Thruster: (2) Westmar V2-26 100HP ZF/HRP Controlled
  • Harmonic Filters: Mirus International Inc
  • Anchor Windlass: (2) Hawbolt Industries Model AWHV-25.4-WH
  • Forward Deck Crane: Hydra-Pro Maine Cranes Model HP1212F
  • Dredge Pump and Skid: (2) Mobile Pulley, 10” Triathlon Pump, 100 HP Teco motor W/Lufkin SF800D Gear 4.7:1

Vessel Certification: USCG Sub Chapter I, Coastwise Service, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class  A1,  AMS “Hopper Dredge”