US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

USACE CRANE BARGE “CHOCTAWHATCHEE”

Commissioned November 14, 2003

Published Aug. 31, 2012
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 SA-1014 10 HP
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