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USACE Derrick Boat Kolber


Non-Self Propelled Derrick Boat:
  • Built by Metal Trades of South Carolina, Yonges Island, S.C.
  • Launched in October 2022
  • Deliver to US Army Corp of Engineers, date unknown
  • Named in honor of Jonathan E. Kolber, for his 35-years of service to the nation as a civil engineer
  • Commissioned USACE Derrick Boat Kolber, 24 October 2022 at Cleveland, OH.
  • Assigned to US Army Corp of Engineers Buffalo District
  • Primary duties include maintenance and repairs of piers, jetties and breakwaters, removal of obstructions to navigation, and support work at Buffalos Black Rock Lock
  • Current Disposition, Active
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 160'
    Beam 60'
    Draft 12'
    Crane, Sea Trax
    Lift Capacity, 20 t.
    Radius, 90 ft.
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    Kolber
    3028003209
    26k
    Namesake
    Kolber - Jonathan E. Kolber, (  - 2 July 2019) Civil Engineer, served 35 years as civil engineer with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, his enduring legacy is he inspired many young people to follow his footsteps into the engineering profession and continues to inspire today‚Äôs Army Engineers. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
    Photo - Buffalo News obituary
    Tommy Trampp
    Kolber
    3028003201
    91k USACE Derrick Boat Kolber, underway, date and location unknown
    US Army Corp of Engineers photos.
    John Spivey
    Kolber
    3028003202
    97k
    Kolber
    3028003203
    82k
    Kolber
    3028003206
    179k USACE Derrick Boat Kolber, underway, date and location unknown
    US Army Corp of Engineers photos. Tommy Trampp
    Kolber
    3028003208
    118k In a ceremony led by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District Deputy District Commander Maj. Lyle Milliman and Deputy District Engineer Dave Romano, held at the Buffalo District's Ohio Area Office in Cleveland, Ohio, the USACE Derrickboat Kolber was officially christened and joins the District's Floating Plant fleet as the newest and largest vessel, October 24, 2022.
    US Army Corp of Engineers Buffalo District photo # 221025-A-A1409-002 by Amy Gaskill.
    Tommy Trampp
    Kolber
    3028003207
    63k
    Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" Kolber was the honored guest for the ceremony and joins the Derrickboat Kolber crew for a photo.
    US Army Corp of Engineers Buffalo District photo # 221025-A-A1409-005 by Amy Gaskill.
    Tommy Trampp
    Kolber
    3028003204
    221013-A-VR700-003
    490k U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District's new vessel in the lineup of the Floating Plant. Christening ceremony will be held in Cleveland, Ohio formally naming the new vessel, the Derrick Boat Kolber
    US Army Corp of Engineers photos #'s 221013-A-VR700-003 and 221013-A-VR700-004 by Andre' M. Hampton
    US Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District
    Kolber
    3028003205
    221013-A-VR700-004
    822k

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