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Baltimore District dedicates new survey vessel serving Baltimore Harbor

Published Aug. 24, 2017
Angela Leone, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston and Survey Vessel CATLETT Captain Ryan Schuman, prepares to christen Survey Vessel CATLETT during a ceremony in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday morning August 24, 2017. The hydrographic survey vessel is the newest vessel in Baltimore District’s fleet and is named for Leone’s brother, the late Harold Catlett who served as a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014.

Angela Leone, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston and Survey Vessel CATLETT Captain Ryan Schuman, prepares to christen Survey Vessel CATLETT during a ceremony in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday morning August 24, 2017. The hydrographic survey vessel is the newest vessel in Baltimore District’s fleet and is named for Leone’s brother, the late Harold Catlett who served as a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne hosted the dedication ceremony for Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT, in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday morning August 24, 2017. Ceremony participants on stage with Chamberlayne are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston, Maryland Port Administration Director of Harbor Development Chris Correale, Angela Leone, sister of Harold Catlett for whom the vessel is named and Rev. Willie Pack, a Baltimore District employee who worked with Harold in Baltimore District’s Navigation Branch.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne hosted the dedication ceremony for Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT, in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday morning August 24, 2017. Ceremony participants on stage with Chamberlayne are U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston, Maryland Port Administration Director of Harbor Development Chris Correale, Angela Leone, sister of Harold Catlett for whom the vessel is named and Rev. Willie Pack, a Baltimore District employee who worked with Harold in Baltimore District’s Navigation Branch.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston provides remarks about the importance of the Corps of Engineers’ navigation mission and the late Harold Catlett at the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT Thursday morning August 24, 2017. "This vessel contributes to not only the Maryland economy but also to the prosperity of the entire nation," Houston said. "As we think about Harold, be aware of the vital mission this vessel will carry out. May the CATLETT serve to keep alive the name, memory and spirit of Harold."

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston provides remarks about the importance of the Corps of Engineers’ navigation mission and the late Harold Catlett at the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT Thursday morning August 24, 2017. "This vessel contributes to not only the Maryland economy but also to the prosperity of the entire nation," Houston said. "As we think about Harold, be aware of the vital mission this vessel will carry out. May the CATLETT serve to keep alive the name, memory and spirit of Harold."

Angela Leone, sister of the late Harold Catlett, provides remarks Thursday morning August 24, 2017 at the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT, named in her brother’s honor. Catlett was a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014. Leone thanked the Corps of Engineers for honoring her brother in such a significant way. “The survey vessel was a second home to Harold," Leone said. "This is an historic and proud moment to see the Catlett name on the side of this new vessel."

Angela Leone, sister of the late Harold Catlett, provides remarks Thursday morning August 24, 2017 at the dedication ceremony for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT, named in her brother’s honor. Catlett was a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014. Leone thanked the Corps of Engineers for honoring her brother in such a significant way. “The survey vessel was a second home to Harold," Leone said. "This is an historic and proud moment to see the Catlett name on the side of this new vessel."

Maryland Port Administration Director of Harbor Development Chris Correale provides remarks about both the late Harold Catlett and the importance of the partnership between the MPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District in maintaining the channels associated with the Port of Baltimore at the dedication ceremony for Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT Thursday morning August 24, 2017. Prior to her role with the MPA, Correale supervised Catlett, the vessel’s namesake, as the Operations Division chief for Baltimore District and noted that "he was known for his smile, graciousness and can-do attitude. He was an expert at his job and a tremendously-loyal team member. You don’t get much better than Harold Catlett.”

Maryland Port Administration Director of Harbor Development Chris Correale provides remarks about both the late Harold Catlett and the importance of the partnership between the MPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District in maintaining the channels associated with the Port of Baltimore at the dedication ceremony for Baltimore District’s new hydrographic survey vessel, Survey Vessel CATLETT Thursday morning August 24, 2017. Prior to her role with the MPA, Correale supervised Catlett, the vessel’s namesake, as the Operations Division chief for Baltimore District and noted that "he was known for his smile, graciousness and can-do attitude. He was an expert at his job and a tremendously-loyal team member. You don’t get much better than Harold Catlett.”

Angela Leone, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston and Survey Vessel CATLETT Captain Ryan Schuman, prepares to christen Survey Vessel CATLETT during a ceremony in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday morning August 24, 2017. The hydrographic survey vessel is the newest vessel in Baltimore District’s fleet and is named for Leone’s brother, the late Harold Catlett who served as a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014.

Angela Leone, with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston and Survey Vessel CATLETT Captain Ryan Schuman, prepares to christen Survey Vessel CATLETT during a ceremony in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Thursday morning August 24, 2017. The hydrographic survey vessel is the newest vessel in Baltimore District’s fleet and is named for Leone’s brother, the late Harold Catlett who served as a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years before his sudden passing in 2014.

The newly-constructed Survey Vessel CATLETT pictured August 16, 2017, in front of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine with part of downtown Baltimore visibile in the background. Survey Vessel CATLETT, named after the late Harold Catlett, a longtime hydrographic surveyor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will support Baltimore District's navigation mission, including conducting hydrographic surveys of channels associated with the Port of Baltimore.

The newly-constructed Survey Vessel CATLETT pictured August 16, 2017, in front of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine with part of downtown Baltimore visibile in the background. Survey Vessel CATLETT, named after the late Harold Catlett, a longtime hydrographic surveyor with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will support Baltimore District's navigation mission, including conducting hydrographic surveys of channels associated with the Port of Baltimore.

Harold Catlett, pictured here, worked on the water in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, navigation mission from 1985 until his sudden passing in 2014. Catlett was a mentor to many hydrographic surveyors over the years and personnel he worked with overwhelmingly supported naming Baltimore District’s new survey vessel after him.

Harold Catlett, pictured here, worked on the water in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, navigation mission from 1985 until his sudden passing in 2014. Catlett was a mentor to many hydrographic surveyors over the years and personnel he worked with overwhelmingly supported naming Baltimore District’s new survey vessel after him.

Vessel named in honor of former hydrographic surveyor, Harold Catlett, Jr.

BALTIMORE –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, dedicated its new hydrographic survey vessel, CATLETT, this morning in a ceremony in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The 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 by mapping channel depths. Keeping these channels open is critical to the region’s economy, including 34,000 jobs that stem from the cargo that transits this Port of Baltimore. 

The vessel was named in honor of the late Harold Catlett, Jr., who was a hydrographic surveyor with Baltimore District for roughly 30 years prior to his sudden passing in 2014.

Baltimore District Commander Col. Ed. Chamberlayne hosted the ceremony, with remarks provided by the Maryland Port Administration’s Director of Harbor Development Chris Correale; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters Command Sgt. Maj. Bradley Houston; and Catlett’s sister, Angela Leone.

"It takes a fleet of uniquely-designed vessels, as well as experts to perform our important navigation mission," Chamberlayne said. "Today is about honoring Harold Catlett - the man, friend and teammate."

The event and the remarks during it focused on Catlett and his service to the Corps and his commitment to the Corps’ navigation mission.

“This port is a huge economic engine and Harold was right there helping to make sure that cargo could get in and out of this port,” said Correale. "He was known for his smile, graciousness and can-do attitude. He was an expert at his job and a tremendously-loyal team member. You don’t get much better than Harold Catlett."

"This vessel contributes to not only the Maryland economy but also to the prosperity of the entire nation," Houston said. "As we think about Harold, be aware of the vital mission this vessel will carry out. May the CATLETT serve to keep alive the name, memory and spirit of Harold." 

Leone noted how honored her and the rest of Catlett’s family were that he was selected for the honor.
"The survey vessel was a second home to Harold," Leone said. "This is an historic and proud moment to see the Catlett name on the side of this new vessel."

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