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USACE Mobjack

Drift Removal Vessel:
  • Built in 1953 for US Army as Coastal Freight T-508 at Higgins Industries, New Orleans LA.
  • Launched in 1953
  • Delivered in 1953 to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, redesigned as a Drift Removal Vessel
  • Placed in commission in 1953 as USACE Mobjack
  • Mobjack's mission was to patrol the federal navigation channels removing debris which could damage shipping as they navigate to and from the various port facilities in Hampton Roads
  • Decommissioned in 2018
  • Current Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement unknown
    Length 65'
    Beam unknown
    Draft unknown
    Complement unknown
    Machinery unknown

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    150k USACE Mobjack moored at the District dock on the Elizabeth River, Hampton Roads, VA. 28 July 2017.
    US Army Corps of Engineers photo # 170728-A-OI229-002 by Patrick Bloodgood
    US Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District
    132k USACE Mobjack pierside on the Elizabeth River, Portsmouth, VA. 12 December 2018.
    Photo by Mark Haviland

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