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
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
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