Callan launches CSD General Bradley

Callan Marine has announced the launch of its newest fleet asset – the 28” cutter suction dredger (CSD) named The General Bradley.


At 341 feet in length and 52 feet wide, General Bradley will have a maximum digging depth of 60 feet and a dredge pipe diameter of 28 inches.

Constructed at Halimar Shipyard in Morgan City, La., the diesel-electric driven General Bradley will be equipped with three ABC 12DZC engines that supply 9,260 horsepower combined.

Also, it will feature advanced production automation and monitoring systems.

“The General Bradley demonstrates our belief in the ship channels and river systems that move our nations cargo and the need for maintenance dredging for years to come. This exciting dredge features the latest technology and expands the capabilities of Callan’s fleet substantially,” said Maxie McGuire, President of Callan Marine.

The General Bradley will join the ranks of Callan Marine’s other dredges:

  • the 32-inch General MacArthur,
  • the 18-inch General Pershing,
  • the 16-inch General Patton,
  • the 12-inch General Eisenhower.

The 18-inch CSD General Marshall, 32-inch General Arnold, and trailing suction hopper dredge Admiral Nimitz remain on the construction timeline for Callan Marine as well.