Memphis District christens new medium-sized Dry Dock Manley
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, christened its new dry dock during a ceremony held at Ensley Engineer Yard, April 2, 2024. The dry dock was named after Billy Manley, who worked as the yards and docks chief for the district until his passing in 2020. More than 80 people attended the christening, including several members of Manley's family, his friends, and district employees. In keeping with USACE tradition, Manley's wife, Teresa Manley, conducted the act of christening and District Commander Col. Brian Sawser directed it to service to the current chief of yards and docks, Dennis Lewis. The Dry Dock Manley was constructed at Conrad Shipyard in Morgan City, Louisiana, before arriving at Ensley Engineer Yard on December 15, 2023. It is 168 feet long, has a 77-foot beam, a draft of 4.5 feet, and a lifting capacity of 1000 tons.

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