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USACE Debris Boat Ros

Debris Boat:
  • Built in 1969 by St. Louis Ship, Division of Pott Industries, Inc., St. Louis, MO
  • Launched in 1969
  • Christened, commissioned and placed in service in 1969 as USACE Debris Boat Ros
  • Assigned to US Army Engineers Memphis District, Tuscaloosa Area Office
  • USACE Debris Boat Ros 's mission is to perform snagging operations, debris and rock removal and channel maintenance for the Black Warrior/Tombigbee (BWT) and Alabama River Systems from the mouth of the Mobile River to Birmingham and Montgomery, AL, respectively. It also sets and removes stoplogs and provides general support for lock repairs.
  • Current Disposition, active
    Displacement 850 t.
    Length 170-6 5/16
    Beam 42-8 1/2
    Draft 5'
    Depth of Hold 7-8
    Speed unknown
    Accommodations 26
    Bunker Capacity 18,000 gal. diesel
    Crane one American Hoist and Derrick Co. 9750 Pedestal type, 100 boom, 60 ton capacity @ 26 radius, 32 ton capacity @ 56 radius, powered by a Cummins NT310-IP diesel engine, 279 HP @ 2,100 RPM
    Spuds three 40, raised and lowered by electric winches
    Engines two Caterpillar D379, diesel engines, 500 HP @ 1,200 RPM,
    Reduction Gears two Caterpillar 3192 reduction gears 2.95:1 ratio
    Generators, two 100 KW Cummins NH-250-GC Generator Set
    Propellers, two 4 blade, stainless steel, 58 dia. x 40 pitch

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    66k USACE Debris Boat Ros clearing debris, date and location unknown.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District
    Tommy Trampp

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