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USACE M/V George C. Grugett
Built in 2013 as US Army towboat George C. Grugett at Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL.
Launched in 2013
Delivered, 9 August 2013
Christened and Commissioned, 20 August 2013 USACE M/V George C. Grugett at Memphis, TN.
Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
Displacement 510.47 t.
Hull Depth 10'3"
Fuel Capacity 21,545 Gal.
Propulsion and Machinery
Main Engines two Cat 3512C WOSR “A” Rated, 1500 HP each @1800rpm
Reduction Gears, two Reintjes WAF 763 - Ratio 5.429:1
Propellers two Hung Shen Propeller - 5 Blade, 82.5 inches Dia.
Generators, two Cat C9 - 150 kW, 480V
Shaft Brakes, Reintjes
Engine Controls, Engine Monitor, Inc
Steering Engine Monitor, Inc. – 4 Main, 4 Flanking Rudders, Full Follow-up Electric/Hydraulic Steering System
Barge Winches, four Patterson WWP 65E-7.5 14
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George C. Grugett - George Carroll Grugett served with the 12th Air Force as an Army Air Corps Bomber Pilot in World War II from 1943-1945, flying 47 successful
combat missions in the European Theater. After the war George attended The University of Alabama and The University of Mississippi. Following college he joined the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers in Memphis, TN and began a 35 year career. After retiring from the Corps in 1980, George was selected as Executive Vice President of the
Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, where he served another 33 years. George has received numerous awards for his public service including the Meritorious
Civilian Service Award, presented by the Secretary of the Army, and the Silver Order of the de Fleury Medal, presented by the Commanding General, US Army Corps of
US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo # 130820-A-EH3830176
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||USACE M/V George C. Grugett underway on the Mississippi River, one week before commissioning 0n 13 August 2013, location unknown.
US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo # 130813-A-EO314-200
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||USACE M/V George C. Grugett sits at Beale Street Landing in downtown Memphis before her christening ceremony, 20 August 2013.
US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo # 130820-A-EH383-016 by Brenda Beasley
||Christening of USACE M/V George C. Grugett 20 August 2013.
Ms. Judi Murray, Mr. Grugett's sister and sponsor breaks the ceremonial champagne bottle aboard M/V George C. Grugett.
US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo # 130820-A-EH383-259
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