Davenport Enters Service For Army Corps

Thursday, January 27, 2000
The USACE received a new tool for dam construction, repair and bank revetment work -59 ft. inland river towboat Davenport. Constructed by Marine Builders, Utica, Ind., the vessel entered service on the Upper Mississippi River system in December. The steel-hulled vessel was designed by the USACE's Marine Design Center, and is equipped with a galley and crew's quarters with accommodations for four. Davenport's duties include pushing rock barges and derrick boats, working year-round on the Mississippi River between Lock and Dam 10 and Lock and Dam 22, the Illinois River and connecting tributaries. With propulsion provided by two CAT 3406C marine diesels rated 380-bhp at 1,800-rpm, which turn Bird Johnson 48 x 34.6-in. wheels through Twin Disc MG-516 gears, the vessel will operate out of the USACE's Rock Island District service based at LeClaire, Iowa. Vessel Specifications Length: 59 ft. Beam: 22 ft. Hull Depth: 8.5 ft. Operating Draft: 5.5 ft. Propulsion Engines: (2) CAT 3406C 380-bhp @ 1,800-rpm Marine Gear: (2) Twin Disc MG-516 Propellers: (2) Bird Johnson Type D
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