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USACE M/V Grand Tower II

  • Built in 2000 as US Army Corps of Engineers towboat M/V Grand Tower II at Marine Builders Inc, Utica, IN.
  • Launched in 2000
  • Delivered in March 2001 to the US Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District, St. Louis, MO.
  • Commissioned 21 March 2001 as USACE M/V Grand Tower II
  • Current Disposition, Active
    Displacement 164 t.
    Length 65'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 5"6' full load
    Speed 8kts
    Hull Depth 8'6"
    Potable Water 250 gal.
    Fuel Capacity 9,300 gal. Diesel
    Propulsion and Machinery
    Main Engines two Cat 3406E, 550 HP each @ 1800rpm
    Engine Controls Kobelt
    Steering Kobelt -2 main, 4 flanking rudders, Fully Independent Operation with Auto-Centering Feature interfaced to Kobelt Engine Controls
    Reduction Gears two twin disc MG 516-Ratio 5.05:1
    Generators two John Deere 4045TPM-58KW, 480V
    Propellers two Bird Johnson, 5 blade, diameter 84 inches
    Barge Winches two Wintech Beebe 311L/R-RC

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    134k USACE M/V Grand Tower II underway, date and location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    John Spivey

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