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USACE M/V Shorty Baird


Towboat:
  • Built in 1979 for the US Army Corps of Engineers by Superior Boat Works of Greenville, MS.
  • Launched in 1979
  • Delivered to the US Army Corps of Engineers, in 1979
  • Christened and and put into service as USACE Shorty Baird in 1979
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District
  • Current Disposition, active
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 86'
    Beam 28'
    Hull Depth unknown
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Crew unknown
    Fuel Oil Capacity unknown
    Potable Water unknown
    Propulsion
    two diesel engines for a rated 1,700hp
    twin propellers

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    Shorty Baird
    303005601
    75k The Little Rock Districtís Motor Vessel Shorty Baird and Big Red Crane Barge supported River Assault 2013 on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System on J24 uly 2013 by providing an observation platform on the districtís inspection barge. River Assault 2013 involved various U.S. Army Reserve engineer units from around the country that culminated with the construction of a floating improved ribbon bridge across the River.
    Flickr -US Army Corps of Engineers photo by John Balgavy
     
    Shorty Baird
    303005602
    68k Shorty Baird underway, date and location unknown.
    Courtesy TugboatInformation.com
    John Spivey
    Shorty Baird
    303005603
    72k Shorty Baird moored pierside, date and location unknown. John Spivey

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