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FIRST HALLIBURTON LIQUID MUD VESSEL: Halter
Marine Fabricators of Moss Point, Miss., recently deliv- ered the motor vessel Halliburton 218. The vessel was built by Halter Marine for the Halliburton Company of
New Orleans, La. She is equipped with both a liquid mud and a dry mud system, making her the first Halli- burton liquid mud vessel. The 176-foot by 38-foot by 14-foot vessel carries an ABS Loadline Certificate and is also certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Halliburton 218 departed from Pascagoula, heading for the Gulf of Mex- ico, where it will service offshore oil and mineral rigs.
Atlantic Marine Delivers
New Pusher Tug To Belcher
Atlantic Marine, Inc., located in the Jack- sonville, Fla., suburib of Fort George Island at the intersection of the St. Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterway, recently delivered the 70-foot pusher tug E.-N. Belcher Jr.
The boat is named after the late chairman and president of the owner, Belcher Oil Co. of Miami. The tug will be based in Fort
Myers and used in oil deliveries on the Okee- chobee Waterway and Florida's lower west coast. LJC. Morris, Belcher's towing opera- tions manager, selected the shallow-draft push- er tug design for more flotation and power in the shallow waters of the Caloosahatchee
River connecting Lake Okeechobee with the
Gulf of Mexico.
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INC of 1,100 horsepower, driving stainless steel propellers measuring 74 by 54 inches. Two
GM 471 generators each develop 40 kilowatts of A'C power. The steering gear is by Skipper
Hydraulics, Inc. The deck is fitted with .two
Beeibee winches. Electronics include Decca
The new 1,100-hp pusher tug will be used pushing oil barges in the shallow waters of Florida's rivers.
Accommodations are provided for six—cap- tain, mate, two deckhands, and two tankermen.
A Climate Master heat pump system air-con- ditions the entire vessel, which features a deep-freeze locker in the galley, and holding tanks for all sanitary wastes.
ASNE Delaware Valley
Hears Paper On New
Shown at the ASNE Delaware Valley Section meeting, left to right: Capt. F. Warne Gooch, USN (ret.), co- ordinator; Comdr. James K. Williams, USN, speaker;
Capt. Vernon Klemm, USN, Section vice chairman, and
Gil A. Carlton, Section chairman.
A paper on the recently installed propeller profiler at the Philadelphia Naval Base was presented at a meeting of the Delaware Valley
Section of The American Society of Naval
Engineers on February 20, 1974. Comdr.
James K. Williams, USN, author, read the paper titled "Automated Propeller Profiler," and Capt. F. Warne Gooch, USN (ret.), was coordinator. Over 30 members attended the session.
The new propeller profiler is an automated, numerically controlled machine tool with five axis motion. It uses both side mill and end mill cutters to produce accurately contoured propellers up to 15 feet finished diameter from work pieces weighing up to 25 tons. Machine operation is controlled through the medium of punched tape containing the set of instruc- tions for a particular portion of the work. The instruction sets are generated on an IBM 360
Computing System using an extended version of the APT (Automatically Programmed
Tools) Program originally developed by M.I.T. and A.I.A., and currently administered by the
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