Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Alabama has delivered the M/V General Irwin, a 58' x 22' x 4'-10" inland river towboat to the Army Corps of Engineers in Eufaula, Alabama.
The General Irwin is equipped with 2 steering rudders and 4 flanking rudders, and is powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines providing 770 HP to her 48" propellers. Her hull speed when towing is 4 knots, and full speed is 8 knots.
The vessel was christened on March 30th at Eufaula, Alabama during a ceremony featuring Army Corps of Engineers leadership, members of the greater Eufaula civilian community, and two descendants of General Irwin, for whom the vessel was named. Also attending the ceremony from Horizon were Travis Short, President, and John Carnley, who served as the Project Manager on the build.
The vessel will be used for operations and maintenance activities on the ACF Rivers Project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.