Dedication of new hydrographic survey vessel serving Baltimore Harbor – Survey Vessel CATLETT

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will be holding a ceremony to dedicate its new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT, Thursday morning at 10:00am in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Survey Vessel CATLETT will support Baltimore District’s mission of ensuring safe navigation on channels in and out of the Port of Baltimore as well as on dozens of other channels throughout the region. It is the first new vessel in the District’s fleet since 1992 and will ultimately be replacing Survey Vessel LINTHICUM, which has been serving region since 1976.

Survey Vessel CATLETT is named in honor of the late Harold Catlett, a Baltimore native who served Baltimore District for more than 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014.

What: Dedication ceremony for Survey Vessel CATLETT, Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel featuring the latest in survey technology

Where: Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Amphitheater (on water between Pratt Street and Light Street pavilions)


  • Media Availability Aboard Survey Vessel CATLETT: 8:00am to 9:00am – During this time, media will have the opportunity to see the inside of the new vessel, get footage of it on the water in the Inner Harbor and interview Corps of Engineers personnel about the new vessel, Baltimore District’s navigation mission and the late Harold Catlett - who the vessel is name after
  • Dedication Ceremony: 10:00am to 11:00am – Media are invited to attend the dedication ceremony, which will feature Corps of Engineers personnel and other officials speaking about the new vessel, marine navigation and the late Harold Catlett. Please note, Survey Vessel CATLETT will be departing immediately following the ceremony.

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