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USACE Henry M. Shreve

Floating Crane Barge:
  • Built in 2001, unknown
  • Launched in 2001
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service as USACE Henry M. Shreve, in October 2001
  • Assigned to the US Army Corp of Engineers Louisville District
  • Henry M. Shreve is assigned to the Great Lakes and Ohio River Divisionís Heavy Capacity Repair Fleet
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    Vessel Particulars
    Hull Length (molded) 300'
    Hull Breadth (molded) 100'
    Hull Depth (molded at side) 13'- 6"
    Draft (Laden) 8'-0"
    Displacement (Laden) 7202 tons fw
    Fuel Capacity 10,000 gallons
    Potable water 2,000 gallons
    Year Built 2001
    Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class - A1 Barge

    Crane Particulars
    Model Washington Model 52
    Fully Revolving Main Hoist Capacity 350 tons at 110' radius
    Fixed (non-revolving) Main Capacity 550 tons at 55' radius
    Auxiliary Hoist Capacity 40 tons at 206 feet
    Boom Length 185 feet
    Boom Pivot Height 26 feet above deck
    Tub Diameter 52 feet
    Generator Caterpillar 3512 - 1135 kw

    Machinery, Equipment and Crane Particulars
    Generators (2) Cat 3306B - 190 kW, 480V
    Articulating Lifting Beam 400 ton capacity, hydraulically operated, remote controlled
    Gate Stowage Frames secures three 350 ton miter gates on the vessel, hydraulically operated

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    Henry M. Shreve
    Henry Miller Shreve (October 21, 1785 Ė March 6, 1851) was the American inventor and steamboat captain who opened the Mississippi, Ohio, and Red rivers to steamboat navigation. Shreveport, Louisiana, is named in his honor.
    Charcoal and chalk on paper, U.S. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, OBJECT NUMBER: NPG.69.36
    Tommy Trampp
    Henry M. Shreve
    275k USACE Henry M. Shreve underway, date and location unknown
    U.S. Army Corp of Engineers photo # 120904-A-WO314-149
    John Spivey
    Henry M. Shreve
    237k A crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Divisionís Heavy Capacity Repair Fleet from the Huntington District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the USACE Floating crane Henry M. Shreve to remove an emergency lift gate from the Lake Barkley Lock in Grand Rivers, KY., 29 January 2020. The gate is removed for routine rehabilitation and will be re-installed when it is complete.
    U.S. Army Corp of Engineers photo # 200210-A-A1409-002 by Mark Rankin
    US Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District

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