US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

CEMVM Gravel Spreader Barge

Delivered in February of 2012

Published July 23, 2015
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed design and construction of the USACE Memphis District's Gravel Spreader Barge. The vessel was delivered in February of 2012.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Marine Design Center managed design and construction of the USACE Memphis District's Gravel Spreader Barge. The vessel was delivered in February of 2012.

Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Builder: Basic Marine, Inc., Escanaba, MI. Delivered: February 2012
Project Delivery Team: USACE’s Marine Design Center and Memphis District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE Memphis District
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) “Maltese Cross, A-1, BARGE, River Service” with "Reinforcement B" notation.
Vessel Mission: Rock placement during river bank revetment operations on the Mississippi River System. Transport materials, Caterpillar D6, D7-H and D7-Gs bulldozers.

Vessel Particulars:

  • Length Overall: 200’- 0” 
  • Breadth: 40’-0”
  • Hull Depth: @ CL: 8’ -0”
  • Camber: None
  • Deck Load: 1000/2000 PSF
  • Deck Plate: 3/4" thick
  • Draft (light): 4’- 4”
  • Fuel: 29,000 gallons
  • Water: 13,000 gallons
  • Excavator: Caterpillar Longboom, Model 345

Equipment:

  • (2) Genesets, John Deere/Northern Lights, rated 175 kW @ 1800 rpm
  • (1) Boarding Ramp 20’-0” wide and 30’-0” long with a capacity of 165,000 lbs
  • (4) Spuds 36”x 36”x 50’-0” long, 36,500 lbs each
  • (1) Spud & ramp hoisting system Applied Hydraulics, Chicago, IL
  • (4) Deck winches: WW Patterson WWP40E-7.5-14, 40,000 lbs Hauling, 80,000 lbs holding
  • (2) Barge Haul winches: WW Patterson WWP65E-12.5-20, 47,000 lbs Hauling, 130,000 lbs holding
  • (1) Skiff crane HydraPro HP20/2T