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USACE Drift Collector John A.B. Dillard Jr.

Drift Collector:
  • Built in 2009-10 by Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. Seattle, WA.
  • Launched in 2010
  • Christened, commissioned and place in service as USACE John A.B. Dillard Jr., May 2010
  • John A.B. Dillard Jr. is assigned to USACE Corps of Engineers San Francisco District
  • Current Disposition, active
    Vessel Particulars
    Length Overall 86’ - 7" Breadth 26’- 0”
    Draft: Full Load ~ 6’-0”
    Displacement ~ 87- 95 Long Tons.
    Max. Deck Load 15 L. Ton
    Max Speed 28 Knots.
    Fuel Capacity 2,500 Gal.
    Potable water 200 Gal.
    Sewage Holding Tank 150 Gal.
    Accommodations (2) 2 man SR w/Galley & Head

    Main Engines (2) Cat C32, WOSR, 1450 HP @ 2200 RPM.
    Reduction Gears (2) ZF Gear Model 3055 w/Autotroll 2.609:1
    Steering Kobelt.
    Engine Controls Kobelt with Tether.
    Generators (2) Northern Lights - 92 kW.
    Propellers Michigan 46”, 5-Blade.
    Bow Thruster Wesmar 30HP, duo prop each hull.
    Anchor Winch Kolstrand.
    Windows and Doors Diamond Sea glaze
    Engine Room Ventilation Delta T Systems.
    Electronics Furuno - Radars, NAVnet II, GPS, Loudhailer

    Special & Green Features
    Effer hydraulic knuckle boom marine crane 44000-35L W/Remote & Kinshofer log grapple attachment: 17,000 lb rating @ 17.5’
    Moon Pool & Hydrographic Survey Strut
    Hull reinforced at water line
    Closed circuit TV, (4 stations), 1 each engine room, 1 aft deck & 1 on divers platform
    Intersleek 900 Foul Release Bottom Paint

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    John A.B. Dillard Jr.
    John Albert B. Dillard Jr. (September 1, 1919 – May 12, 1970) was a United States Army major general who was killed in action on 12 May 1970, in South Vietnam. General Dillard was one of five U.S. Army general officers killed in action in the Vietnam War. On 12 May 1970, Major General Dillard and nine other Americans were killed when a UH-1 helicopter they were aboard was hit by enemy fire and crashed in the Central Highlands, 10 miles southwest of Pleiku and 220 miles northwest of Saigon.
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    John A.B. Dillard Jr.
    172k USACE Drift Collector John A.B. Dillard Jr. underway, date and location unknown.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo # 120830-A-EO314-100
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    John A.B. Dillard Jr.
    USACE Drift Collector John A.B. Dillard Jr. underway, date and location unknown.
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    John A.B. Dillard Jr.
    175k USACE Drift Collector John A.B. Dillard Jr. The Multi-use Vessel John A.B. Dillard took commanders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division on a tour of the Bay while providing an overview of the District’s navigation and debris removal missions on Tuesday, July 22. The San Francisco District’s debris removal vessels keep shipping lanes and commuter routes free of debris by removing more than 1,500 tons of debris annually from the San Francisco Bay.
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District photo # 140722-A-KL574-023 by Ryan McClymont
    John A.B. Dillard Jr.
    50k USACE Drift Collector John A.B. Dillard Jr. participating in the 21st annual Margo Brown Wheelchair Regatta at the Encinal Yacht Club in Oakland, CA., 23 September 2018. With assistance from local firefighters, more than one hundreds veterans, many in wheelchairs, boarded the fleet of ships for a mid-morning outing around San Francisco Bay. Dillard was able to host over 40 veterans. Kixon Meyer, Dillard captain, said he and his crew are honored to be part of this event year after year and welcome so many local veterans onto a boat named after a man who died in Vietnam, Maj. Gen. John A. B., Dillard Jr., former South Pacific Division Commander and Chief of the Engineer Command. Tommy Trampp
    John A.B. Dillard Jr.

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