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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to christen vessel in honor of Memphis civil engineer Darian Chasteen

Posted on August 22, 2022

What: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting a christening ceremony for the Survey Vessel CHASTEEN.

Who: Officiating the ceremony is USACE Memphis District Commander Col. Brian D. Sawser. Delivering remarks is Mississippi Valley Division Commanding General and Mississippi River Commission (MRC) President Diana M. Holland. MRC Commissioners, the Chasteen family, and guest are attending.

When: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 12:30 p.m.  

Where: Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside Drive, Memphis

Why: The christening ceremony honors the enduring work and legacy of Civil Engineer Darian S. Chasteen, P.E. and his dedication to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mission. Over his 30 years serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, Chasteen has made an indelible impact on the district’s navigation, flood control, and environmental stewardship missions. Before passing away from cancer last year, Chasteen played a major role in the advancement of river engineering science—studying the Mississippi River and applying sound engineering techniques—to help shape it into a safe, navigable waterway. The Survey Vessel CHASTEEN is an enclosed cabin, 28’ long vessel with twin 300 horsepower engines, that’s used for multi-beam hydrographic surveys, velocity measurements, and discharge measurements of the Mississippi River.

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