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.
Built: 1995 by Patti Shipyards, Pensacola, FL
Length x Breadth x Depth: 85' x 30' x 10'
Vertical Clearance: 35'
Displacement: 356 long tons
Max Speed: 10 knots
Main Engines: 2 Caterpillar 3512, 1,260 hp @ 2,100 rpm
Generators: 2 Caterpillar C4.4, 72 kW
Accommodations: 8 crew (max)
Original Cost: $2,825,330