US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USACE Survey Vessel H.R. SPIES

Published June 26, 2017
The USACE Marine Design Center oversaw construction of the USACE Survey Vessel H.R. SPIES for the USACE Philadelphia District. The vessel will be used to survey the federal channel of the Delaware River & Bay and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

The USACE Marine Design Center oversaw construction of the USACE Survey Vessel H.R. SPIES for the USACE Philadelphia District. The vessel will be used to survey the federal channel of the Delaware River & Bay and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal.

  • Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • Vessel Builder: All American Marine, Inc., Bellingham, WA
  • Vessel Designer: Technicraft Design, Limited
  • Project Management Team: USACE Marine Design Center
  • Vessel Operation Team: USACE Philadelphia District, Philadelphia, PA.

Foil Assisted Catamaran, 5086-H111 Aluminum Hull, With Machined Aluminum Hydro Foils

Vessel Particulars Machinery, Survey Equipment, and Special Features

  • Length: 63’ 10” Main Engines: (2) Cat C18 Tier III, 1001 HP@2300 RPM
  • Breadth: 25’ 10” Reduction Gears: (2) ZF MGX5136S
  • Draft: 4’-10” Propulsion System (2) Michigan Wheel Propellers 38.5”
  • Displacement: 89,300 LBS Engine Controls: Glendenning
  • Max Speed: 31 Knots Generators: (2) Phasor Marine - 34 kW, 120/240V
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,500 Gal. Multi Beam Transducer: Reson 7125 Deployable Strut
  • Potable water: 105 Gal. Single Beam Transducer: Odom CV300 Echo Deployable Strut
  • Accommodations:Galley & Head, (2) Single Bunks Towed Sonar: Klein 3075

Machinery, Survey Equipment, and Special Features

  • Main Engines: (2) Cat C18 Tier III, 1001 HP@2300 RPM
  • Reduction Gears: (2) ZF MGX5136SC
  • Propulsion System (2) Michigan Wheel Propellers 38.5”
  • Engine Controls: Glendenning
  • Generators: (2) Phasor Marine - 34 kW, 120/240V
  • Multi Beam Transducer: Reson 7125 Deployable Strut
  • Single Beam Transducer: Odom CV300 Echo Deployable Strut
  • Towed Sonar: Klein 3075
  • Electronics: Furuno - Radars, NAVnet TZTouch, GPS, AIS
  • Sonar Winch: DT Marine 302 EM

Green Features

  • International’s, Intersleek 900 Foul Release Bottom Paint
    • LED House Lighting