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Floating plant include floating cranes, debris boats, towboats, tugs, survey boats, and other vessels used for conducting such navigation services as dredging, surveying, sediment management, analysis, scientific, and engineering missions.

M/V Lawson

M/V Lawson

The M/V Lawson, a 2,010 HP triple-screw towboat with Kort nozzles, is assigned to the Tuscaloosa Project Management Office. Its mission is to tow and provide quarters for the crew of the Floating Crane Choctawhatchee. Their duties are 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. They also set and remove stoplogs and provide general support for lock repairs.

Click here to view M/V Lawson specs. 

  

 

FLT/CRN Choctawhatchee

Floating Crane Choctawhatchee

The Floating Crane Choctawhatchee, a non-self-propelled, barge-mounted SeaTrax SeaKing crane with spuds, is assigned to the Tuscaloosa Project Management Office. Its 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.

Click here to view Floating Crane Choctawhatchee specs. 

 

 

 

M/V Tenn-Tom

M/V Tenn-Tom

The M/V Tenn-Tom, a 2,520 HP twin-screw towboat with a hydraulic raising pilot house, is assigned to tow and provide quarters for the crew of the Floating Crane R. W. Davis. Their duties are snagging operations, debris and rock removal, and channel maintenance for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTWW), from the junction of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in Demopolis, AL, to the junction of the TTWW and the Tennessee River in Pickwick Lake. They also set and remove stoplogs and provide general support for lock repairs. They operate out of the TTWW Project Management Office in Columbus, MS.

Click here to view M/V Tenn-Tom specs.

  

 

FLT/CRN R. W. Davis

Floating Crane R. W. Davis

The Floating Crane R. W. Davis, a non-self-propelled, barge-mounted Manitowoc 4200 S-3 crane with spuds, is assigned to the TTWW Project Management Office. Its mission is to perform snagging operations, debris and rock removal, and channel maintenance for the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (TTWW), from the junction of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers in Demopolis, AL, to the junction of the TTWW and the Tennessee River in Pickwick Lake. It also sets and removes stoplogs and provides general support for lock repairs.

Click here to view Floating Crane R. W. Davis specs. 

 

 

 

M/V General Irwin

M/V General Irwin

The M/V General Irwin, a 385 HP twin-screw towboat, is assigned to provide operations and maintenance support for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River system, which runs through Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and includes support for navigation locks, hydropower, natural resources management, recreation missions, and general fleeting duties.

Click here to view M/V General Irwin specs.

 

 

S/V Irvington

S/V Irvington

The S/V Irvington is a high-speed, twin-screw, aluminum hydrofoil-supported catamaran. It operates out of the Irvington Site Office in Irvington, AL. Its mission is to conduct hydrographic surveys and channel examinations along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from mile 33.7 at Little Rigolets, LA, to Pensacola, FL. Federal navigation projects include East Pearl River, MS; Mobile River, AL; Escambia River, FL; Bayou Chico, FL; NAS Pensacola ship turning basin; the ship channels into Gulfport, Biloxi, and Pascagoula, MS; the ship channels into Mobile, AL; the ship channels into Pensacola, FL; and the open bays and passes that provide natural channel linkages.

Click here to view S/V Irvington specs.

 

 

S/V E. B. Wallace

S/V E. B. Wallace

The S/V E. B. Wallace, a steel-hull, twin-screw survey boat, is assigned to the Tuscaloosa Project Management Office. Its mission is to conduct hydrographic channel condition surveys before and after maintenance dredging, engineering and design surveys, inspections, transportation of field survey crews to remote sites and search, and rescue patrols. The vessel also assists at lock closures by maneuvering barges and ferrying equipment between sites. This vessel has a multi-transducer sweep system for conducting hydrographic surveys.

Click here to view S/V E. B. Wallace specs.

 

 

Survey Vessel #6215

Small Survey Boats

The Mobile District maintains a fleet of small-trailered aluminum survey boats to support navigation, flood risk management, natural resources, and emergency operations. All of the vessels are aluminum-hulled, twin-outboard-powered, and typically 24’-26’ long and 8’-6” wide. Each vessel is outfitted with its own survey, GPS, and sonar systems to perform hydrographic surveys. The main mission is performing channel condition surveys for navigation.

Coastal Vehicles

  • Jerry Wallace
  • Perry
  • Seminole
  • Blackwater
  • Willingham

Inland Vehicles

  • S/V #6208
  • S/V #6212
  • S/V #6215
  • Tenn-Tom

Click here to view CESAM small survey boat specs.

CESAM Fleet Barge

Fleet Barges

The Mobile District maintains a fleet of deck and cargo barges to support navigation, natural resources, and emergency operations. The fleet barges vary in size, and some have unique equipment for specialized roles. The most common barge size is 120' x 30' x 7', and the most common type is a flat-deck barge. The most common missions are stoplog storage and transport, material handling, equipment platform, and transportation. The fleet is varied in age, with the oldest units approaching 75 years old and the newest less than 5 years old.

Click here to view CESAM fleet barge specs.

Floating Plant Book

Click here to view and download the Mobile District's Floating Plant book, which contains brief specifications for all Mobile District vessels, including those used by USACE Rangers and Natural Resources personnel.

Marine Design Center

The Marine Design Center (MDC) is the US Army Corps of Engineers' center of expertise and experience for the development and application of innovative strategies and technologies for naval architecture and marine engineering. The MDC provides total project management, including planning, engineering, and shipbuilding contract management in support of USACE, US Army, and national water resource projects in peacetime, and it augments the military construction capacity in time of national emergency or mobilization.

Click here to go to the Marine Design Center's webpage, where you can find specs, plans, drawings, photos, and other data on all USACE vessels.

Plant Specs