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USACE Towboat M/V Mississippi (V)

International Radio Call Sign:
Alpha - Echo - Uniform - India
  • Laid down, 31 March 1992, at VT Halter Marine Inc., Moss Point, MS. for the US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Completed in 1993
  • Assigned to the US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
  • USACE Towbaot M/V Mississippi (V) like her predecessors, serves as an inspection vessel for the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and working towboat during the revetment season. Each spring, during traditional high water, and late summer, during traditional lower water, the Commission conducts a series of public meetings aboard the vessel at various river communities. These gatherings enable local interests and the public to bring their views and concerns before the MRC and engage in dialogues with its members.
    Displacement 2135 t.
    Length 241'
    Beam 58'
    Compliment 36
    Height 52' ½"
    Speed 15 mph
    Draft 8'
    Depth 12'
    Engines three Caterpillar 3606 diesels (6276 hp. total)
    Propellers three 5-blade 93-inch-diameter (2,400 mm)
    Generators three Caterpillar 3408 diesels at 350 kW (470 hp)

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    246k USACE Towboat M/V Mississippi (V) locks through the Kentucky Lock from Paducah to pick up members of the Mississippi River Commission and guests, 11 August 2011. after touring the Barkley Power Plant and the Kentucky Lock Project. The Mississippi River Commission is conducting the Nashville District portion of its Annual Low-Water Inspection Trip on the Mississippi River and 11-12 August 2011. Public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi in selected towns along the river so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and studying impacts from flooding during 2011.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo by Mark Rankin
    88k USACE Towboat M/V Mississippi (V) underway, 22 August 2018 during her annual low water inspection tour combined with public hearings.
    US Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District photo # 1808022-AHE363-0004
    Tommy Trampp
    304k USACE Towboat M/V Mississippi (V) underway, 28 February 2020, location unknown US Army Corps of Engineers

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