US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

 

 

 

Port:  Wilmington, North Carolina

This vessel works in the shallow-draft ocean bar channels along the Atlantic coast.  However, in addition to removing dredged material from the channel, the CURRITUCK can transport the material to the downdrift beach and deposit it in the surf zone to nourish sand-starved beaches.

Type: Seagoing, shallowdraft special purpose dredge, steel construction, full diesel, with twin outboard propulsion units.

Built:  Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, North Carolina, 1974.

Converted to Dredge:  US Army Engineer Yard, Eagle Island, North Carolina, 1977.

Vessel Characteristics and Specifications:
 Gross Tonnage  484 tons
 Displacement, Light 175 long tons
 Displacement, Loaded 615 long tons
 Length, Overall  150’-0”
 Beam, Molded  30’-7”
 Draft, Light  3’-4”
 Draft, Loaded  7’-6”
 Capacity  315 cubic yards

Propulsion Equipment:
 Engines- 2 - CAT 3406E, 450 HP @ 1800 RPM
 Outboard Propelling Units- Holland Roerpropeller, (HRP)
 Model HRP 350 Deckunit

Speed, Loaded Approx: 7 knots

Speed, Light: 8 knots

Bunker Capacity: 3600 gal diesel fuel

Potable Water Capacity: 400 gal

Dredging Equipment:
 Primer mover- 2 ea , CAT 3304 DIT 160 HP
 Dredge Pumps- 2 ea HDM-32-12x10, 400 RPM-Dredge Master’s direct coupled
 Drags- Brunswick County Type
 Drag hoisting winches- Braded Series PD 12C
 
Total Compliment: 24 men split into 4 crews  (24 hour dredging)

Radio: Regency Polaris MT-5500 VHF, Programmable 20 channel scanner, 88 channels-20 scan  and monitor all US, monitor 16 channels, scan 4 weather channels
 ICOM - VHF Marine Transceiver IC-M120
 Raytheon - Ray 90 VHF-FM Radio Telephone
 ICOM - IC-M810 HF Marine Transceiver
 Audiovox Cellular Phone
 Computer with Hypack Software and integrated GPS for positioning

Radar: Furuno, FR 8100D

Fathometer: Furuno FCV-667

Compass: Magnetic - C. Plath

Gyro: Sperry SR130 with Repeater

Loran: Furuno, LC 90
            Rayplot 7001

Generator: 2 ea, 65 KW, CAT 3304N, @ 1800, and a 20 KW standby

Launch: 16’ aluminum work boat and 50 HP Mercury Outboard