USACE Launches Towboat M/V Dan Reeves with Thrustmaster Z-Drives

The newly built M/V Dan Reeves was commissioned in January of 2016 for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District.

Built by Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., overseen by the USACE Marine Design, the 95-foot-long vessel is designed to comply with proposed USCG Subchapter M Requirements.

Power and propulsion is provided by tow Cat C32 WOSR “C” Rated main engines, giving 1,300 HP Each at 1,800-2,100rpm, along with two Thrustmaster TM1500MZ Z-Drives with 5.74:1 Reduction Gear Ratio.

Vessel Owner: United States Army Corps of Engineers
Vessel Builder: Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL
Project Delivery Team: USACE Marine Design Center and Little Rock District
Vessel Operation Team: USACE Little Rock District, MKARNS
Year Built and Classed: 2016
Vessel Certification: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Class
✠A-1 Towing Vessel, River Service with ✠ AMS
Designed to Comply with Proposed USCG Subchapter M Requirements
Vessel Particulars Machinery, Equipment and Special Features
Length Overall: 95’
Breadth: 43’
Hull Depth: 10’
Draft (full load): 8’-6”
Air Draft: 47’-10”
Displacement: 657 long tons
Fuel Capacity: 22,800 Gal.
Potable Water: 7,500 Gal.
Ballast Capacity: 19,400 Gal.
Waste Water Sys: Type II MSD / Capability to Operate as “Zero” Discharge Vessel
Main Engines: (2) Cat C32 WOSR “C” Rated, 1300 HP Each @1800-2100rpm
Z-Drives: (2) Thrustmaster TM1500MZ with 5.74:1 Reduction Gear Ratio
Propellers: Hung Shen Propeller – 4 Blade, 67.75 inches Dia. Set in Nozzles
Generators: (2) John Deere 6068AFM85 – 150 kW, 480V
Electronics: Complete Furuno Integrated Electronic and Navigation Package
Barge Winches: (4) Patterson WWP 65E-7.5 14
Capstan: Schoellhorn- Albrecht In-Line, 10 HP / 14,000 lbs Line Pull
Deck Crane: RAPP HYDRA PRO HP-18/2F, 4,000 lbs Capacity at 10’ Radius
Environmental: Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in z-drive systems
Accommodations: 8 Crew