Commissioned: June, 2007

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

The M/V William James was commissioned in 2007.

Vessel Owner:  United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, LA
Project Management Team:USACE Marine Design Center and Vicksburg District
Vessel Operation Team:USACE Vicksburg District, Vicksburg, MS

Vessel Particulars, Equipment, and Special Features   

Length Overall: 144’
Breath:: 40’
Hull Depth:11’ at midship
Draft: 8’-6”
Displacement: 667 Ltons
Max Speed: 13 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 32,308 Gal.
Potable Water: 10,430 Gal.
Gear Oil Cap:  310 Gal.
Year Built: 2007
Accommodations: 26 Crew

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features

Main Engine:(2)Caterpillar 3512B–1675 HP ea @1600rpm
Reduction Gears: (2) Reintjes Model WAF773 Ratio 7.087:1
Generators: (2) Caterpillar C9 210KW, 1800 rpm, 480V
Propellers: (2) Rolls Royce 5 Blade 102” Dia.
Steering: (4) Flanking (4) Steering
Deck Winches: (4) Patterson 65 Ton Single Drum Electric
Capstan: Schoellhorn Albrecht Type 22300 Two speed
Searchlights: (3) Carlisle and Finch 2.5KW
Ballast Sys: (5) Tanks 26,284 Gal.
Lube Oil System: 1148 Gal.
Fire Fighting: (2) 225 gpm Monitors

Vessel Certification:    American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class  A1 “Towboat River Service"