Commissioned November 14, 2003

USACE Marine Design Center
Published Feb. 12, 2024
The CRANE BARGE “CHOCTAWHATCHEE” was commissioned in 2003.

The CRANE BARGE “CHOCTAWHATCHEE” was commissioned in 2003.

Vessel Owner:  United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Bender Ship Building Mobile, AL.
Project Management Team: USACE Marine Design Center and Mobile District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE Mobile District, Panama City, FL.
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class A1, Crane Barge, River Service,  with Reinforcement “A.

Vessel Particulars

Length Overall:165’- 0”
Breadth: 50’-0”
Hull Depth: 11’-6”
Draft (design): 4’-6”
Displacement: 800 Ltons (Design)
Fuel Capacity: 9,900 Gal
Potable Water: 6,000 Gal.
Sewage Holding: 3000 Gal.    
Arrangement: (Main Deck)  Locker Room, Laundry, Showers and Heads

Machinery, and Special Features

Generators: (2) Caterpillar - 170 kW, 480V, 3Phase
Spud HPU: (4) Rexroth/Bosch Group- Electro-Hydraulic    
Spud Winches: (4) Hagglunds
Capstan: (4) Schoelhorn-Albrecht, Model 22300-183800 with 15 HP motors
Crane: Seatrax, Houston, TX.
Crane Boom: 120’ Long
Crane Capacity: 60 Short Tons @ 55’ Radius
Duty Cycle: Grapple Rip Rap, Grapple Snagging, Bucket Dredging, Clamshell Dredging, and Pile Driving