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USACE Towboat M/V J.C. Thomas

  • Built in 2000 as US Army Corps of Engineers Towboat M/V J.C. Thomas at Jeffboat, Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched in 2000
  • Delivered 2000 to the US Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District, St. Louisville, KY.
  • Commissioned 15 December 2000 as USACE Towboat M/V J.C. Thomas
  • Current Disposition, Active
    Displacement 736 t
    Length 150'
    Beam 42'
    Draft 8'5"
    Speed 12 kts
    Crew Accommodations 14
    Hull Depth 11'8"
    Potable Water 12,500 gal
    Fuel Capacity 60,000 gal Diesel
    Gear Oil Capacity 1,000 gal
    Propulsion and Machinery
    Main Engines two Cat 3606 2320hp each @900rpm
    Engine Controls Mathers (Electric over pneumatic)
    Steering Skipper Marine 4-flanking 2-steering
    Reduction Gears two Haley2635-Ratio 4.06:1
    Generators two Cat 3306 175kW 480V
    Propellers two 5 blade 100 inches diameter (Kort Nozzles)
    Deck Winches four Nabrico 60 Ton Single Drum Electric
    Capstan Schoellhorn-Albrecht (Electric)
    Ballast System 6 tanks (56,200 gals)

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    J.C. Thomas
    100k USACE Towboat M/V J.C. Thomas underway in 2009, location unknown.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo
    John Spivey
    J.C. Thomas
    76k USACE Towboat M/V J.C. Thomas underway in 2009 near Brandenburg Ohio.
    Dicks Towboat Gallery, ©Ron Richardson photo
    Tommy Trampp
    David C. Russelburg
    192k USACE Towboat J.C. Thomas with USACE Debris Collecter David C. Russelburg alongside on the north chamber guidewall of the McAlpine Locks, Louisville, KY., date unknown
    Phoro from by Joseph Schneid
    John Spivey

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