Commissioned September 30, 2002

Published Aug. 31, 2012
The M/V PRAIRIE DU ROCHER was commissioned in 2002.

The M/V PRAIRIE DU ROCHER was commissioned in 2002.

Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Marine Builders, Inc., Utica, Ind.
Project Management Team: USACE Marine Design Center and St. Louis District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE St. Louis District, St. Louis, MO
Year Built and Classed: 2002
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class " A1, Towboat, River Service"

Vessel Particulars , Equipment, and Special Features
Length Overall: 51'
Breadth: 19'
Hull Depth: 8'- 6"
Draft: 5'-5 ¼" (at full load)
Fuel Capacity: 1,300 Gal.
Displacement: 87.70 tons
Main Engines: (2) Cat 3406E, 440 HP each @1800rpm
Reduction Gears: (2) Twin Disc MG 516-Ratio 4.04:1
Propellers: Bird Johnson - 5 Blade, 47 inches Dia.
Generators: (2) John Deere 4045TFM - 58 kW, 480V
Shaft Brakes: Kobelt
Engine Controls: Kobelt
Steering: Kobelt - 2 Main, 4 Flanking Rudders, Fully Independent Operation, with Auto-Centering Feature interfaced to Kobelt Engine Controls.
Barge Winches: (2) Wintech-Beebe 311L/R-RC