US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USACE M/V LAWSON

Commissioned October, 2007

Published Aug. 31, 2012
The M/V LAWSON was commissioned in 2007.

The M/V LAWSON was commissioned in 2007.

Vessel Owner:  United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Quality Shipyards LLC.
Project Management Team: USACE Marine Design Center and Mobile District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE Mobile District, Mobile, AL.
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class  A1 “Towboat River Service”

Vessel Particulars, Equipment, and Special Features       

Length Overall: 96’-0”
Breadth: 40’-0”
Hull Depth: 8’- 3” at midship
Draft: 5’-7 1/4” 
Accommodations: 10 Crew
Max Speed: 10 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 9,990 Gal.
Potable water: 7,865 Gal.
Gear Oil Cap: 361 Gal.
Ballast Sys: (9) Tanks 35,268 Gal.

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features

Main Engines: (3) Cat C18– 670HP @2100rpm
Reduction Gears: (3) Twin Disc, Model MG5170 Ratio 5.03:1
Generators: (2) John Deere 6081AFM-150kW,480V
Engine Controls: (Electronic)
Propellers: Rice 4 Blade 52” Dia. (Kort Nozzles)
Steering: (6) Flanking (6) Steering
Deck Winches (4) Patterson 50 Ton Single Drum Electric
Searchlights: (2) Carlisle and Finch incandescent (1) Xenon Remote Control
Navigation: Radar, Chart Reader, Sonar
Lube Oil Sys: 734 Gal.