Trinity To Build Fifth Army LSV Under $10-Million Pact

The U.S. Army has awarded Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., a $10-million contract to build the fifth of a new class of 274- foot Logistics Support Vessels (LSV).

The new ship will actually be built by a sister company in the Trinity Marine Group, Halter Marine at Moss Point, Miss., since Moss Point Marine is occupied with building and completing thirty-five 175-foot Army LCU-2000 landing craft.

The LSV is capable of delivering large quantities of cargo to almost any beach or port facility in the world.

With ramps fore and aft, the ship has a drive-through capability and can assist in logistics over the shore operations. Containerized, breakbulk, and roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) cargoes can safely and quickly be loaded, t r a n s p o r t e d and discharged.

The all-steel LSV will be 274 feet in length with a 60-foot beam and 16-foot 5-inch depth. Power will be provided by two General Motors EMD 16-645-E2 diesel engines. The LSV can transport between 900 and 2,000 short tons of cargo depending on the type of operation. It is capable of approximately 12 knots sustained speed and has a range of over 5,500 nautical miles at loaded displacement.

Preliminary work has already begun and the ship will be delivered in January 1991.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 34,  May 1990

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