Media Advisories


Published Oct. 30, 2018

MOBILE, Alabama – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District announces it will host a Christening Ceremony at the GulfQuest National Maritime Museum/Cooper Riverside Park Amphitheater at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8, 2018, in Mobile, Ala.

The Mobile District will be christening the USACE Survey Vessel Damrell. The vessel is named after Colonel Andrew N. Damrell, honoring the man who served as the longtime commander of the Mobile District during the late 19th Century.  Col. Damrell, a native of Massachusetts who is buried in Mobile, played a central role in the histories of both the Mobile District as well as the City of Mobile itself following the Civil War, commanding the Corps of Engineers’ mission to clear Mobile Harbor of wartime mines as well as deepening the harbor’s shipping channel, making Mobile Harbor once again safe for commerce and travel and restoring the city’s economic base.

There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony and the vessel will be available for touring until 1 p.m.

For more information please contact USACE at 251-690-2505 or by email at