US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USACE M/V Essayons Launch

Commissioned: November 14, 2003

Published Aug. 31, 2012
The M/V Essayons Launch was commissioned in 2003.

The M/V Essayons Launch was commissioned in 2003.

Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Kvichak Marine, Seattle, WA.
Project Management Team: USACE Marine Design Center and Portland District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE Portland District, Portland, OR.

Vessel Particulars, Equipment, and Special Features   
 
Length Overall:           32’-0”
Breadth:                    11’-9”
Hull Depth:                 6’-0”
Draft (Design):            3’-8”
Displacement:             17,000 LBS
Speed:                        32 Knots
Fuel Capacity:              300 Gal
Plating:                        5083-H116 Aluminum Hull,
Accommodations          3 Crew and 500 LBS Payload, with 8 Passengers

Machinery, Equipment, and Special Features

Main Engines:              (2) Caterpillar – 3126 DITA 420HP EA @ 2600 RPM
Reduction Gears:          (2) MG-5075
Propulsion:                   Morse MT-3
Lifting Eyes:                 (2) Spring Loaded Lifting Eyes for Davit Loading

Vessel Certification:     USCG Sub Chapter T