AUGUST 29, 2013 — Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL has delivered the Motor Vessel George C. Grugett to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Memphis, TN.
This is the second vessel in two years that Horizon has built for the Corps and will serve the Memphis District primarily to provide mobility and quarters for the buoy barge in support of reconnaissance missions.
Additional operations will include pushing a loading unit (a 500 ft x 150 ft tow) and the grading unit (a 400 ft x 100 ft tow), and support of the revetment mission for the CEMVD (Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley District).
The vessel will be tasked with supporting the Huxtable flood control mission.
Left to Right: Ryan Inmel, USACoE Mechanical Engineer; Michael Kelley, PMP, Senior Project Manager; John Carnley, Horizon Shipbuilding Project Manager; and Lana Smith, Contracts Administrator for Horizon.
The vessel is named for the former Executive Assistant, Memphis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mr. Grugett was a bomber pilot in World War II from 1943 to 1945 and then spent 35 years working for the Corps of Engineers. After retiring from the Corps, he then served as the Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (MVFCA) for an additional 30 years.
Characteristics of the George C. Grugett:
LOA 114 ft
Beam 35 ft
Draft 8 ft 6 in
Molded depth 10 ft 3 in
Propulsion Power 3,000 BHP
Fuel Capacity 21,545 gallons