US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USACE Survey Vessel BLANCHARD

Delivered: February 20, 2008

Published Aug. 31, 2012

Vessel Owner/Operator: United States Army Corps of Engineers – New Orleans District
Vessel Builder: SeaArk Marine, Inc., Monticello, AR
Project Delivery Team: USACE New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA in partnership with 
USACE Marine Design Center, Philadelphia, PA

Vessel Particulars, Equipment, and Special Features   

Length Overall: 49’
Breath: 16'
Hull Depth: 8'
Draft: 5 ’-0”
Gross Weight:  50,787#
Max Speed: 28.8 Knots.
Fuel Capacity: 750 Gal.
Potable Water Capacity: 68 Gal.       
Year Built: 2007

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features

Main Engine: (2) Caterpillar C18 - 880 HP Each                                                                     
Reduction Gears: (2) ZF Gears 550
Generators: (1) Northern Lights  M844W2 – 16 kW                                   
Steering and Engine Controls: Orbitrol w/Aft Control Station
Propellers: (2) 5-Blade - 31” Dia x 38” Pitch
Shafting: (2) Aquamet 17 –3” Dia.
Transducer Wells: (2) Liquid Filled

Vessel Certification:   American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Statement of Fact - Hull Welding USCG Compliant