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.
Built: 1985 by Hunts Steel Ship Co., Pine Bluff, AR
Length x Breadth x Depth: 60' x 16' x 8'
Displacement: 48 long tons
Max Speed: 14 knots
Main Engines: 2 Detroit Deisel 8V92, 350 hp @ 2,100 rpm
Generators: 2 Onan MDKBU, 32 kW
Survey Equipment: Ross Labs GPS multi-transducer sweep system,
Hypack data collection software
Original Cost: $1,373,878