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USACE Floating Crane R.W. Davis


Floating Crane:
  • Built in 1995 by Vanguard Services, New Johnsonville, TN.
  • Launched in 1995
  • Delivered to the US Army Quartermaster Corps, date unknown
  • Allocated to the US Army Corps of Engineers, christened, commissioned and placed in service, date unknown as USACE Floating Crane R.W. Davis
  • Assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTWW) Project Management Office
  • R.W. Davis' mission is to perform snagging operations, debris and rock removal, and channel maintenance for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTWW), from the junction of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in Demopolis, AL, to the junction of the TTWW and the Tennessee River in Pickwick Lake. It also sets and removes stoplogs and provides general support for lock repairs.
  • Current Disposition, Active
    Specifications:
    Displacement 985 t.
    Length 165'
    Beam 55'
    Draft 6'
    Vertical Clearance 35'
    Depth of Hold 10'
    Spuds three 40, raised and lowered by electric winches
    Generators two 60 KW John Deere Generator Sets
    Crane Manitowoc Engineering Co. 4600 S-3 Pedestal type, 120 boom, 45 ton capacity @ 77 radius, powered by a Cummins VTA-1710-C700 diesel engine, 685 HP @ 2,000 RPM
    Buckets Rock grapple, snag grapple, clamshell bucket, and dragline bucket

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    R.W. Davis
    3028002701
    315k USACE Floating Crane R. W. Davis underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District photos
    Tommy Trampp
    R.W. Davis
    3028002702
    315k
    R.W. Davis
    3028002703
    50k USACE Towboat Tenn-Tom pushing USACE Floating Crane R. W. Davis, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District photos
    Tommy Trampp

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