In August the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District dedicated its new hydrographic survey vessel Catlett 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.
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 death 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.
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” Correale said. “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.”