January 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Mangone Ship Delivers 150-Foot Tugboat To Norwegian Owners

Mangone Shipbuilding Company's newest vessel, the Musketeer Fury, was christened recently at the Port of Houston's (Texas) 75th Street Wharf No.


Ray Loden, president of Mangone Shipbuilding, and Don Godeau, vice president and general manager, delivered the vessel to Hans Bernhard Hanssen, who represented the new owners, Bernhard Hanssen & Co. of Flekkefjord, Norway.

Mangone, a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., is the only shipbuilder located outside Norway currently building ships for that country. Due to the turbulent North Sea, Norway has many rigid specifications for its ships.

The Musketeer Fury is the second of a series of three vessels being built by Mangone for Bernhard Hanssen & Co. The first, the Musketeer Fighter, was christened last May. The third, the Musketeer Friend, is scheduled for christening in February.

The Musketeer Fighter is an anchor handling vessel, while the Musketeer Friend will be the sistership to the Musketeer Fury.

The latter two are both tugboats.

The Musketeer Fury was christened by Lisa Gail Bennett, the daughter of Raymond E. Jones Sr., vice president of Houston's Brown & Root, Inc., a subsidiary of the Halliburton Company.

A 150 foot by 39 foot by 20 foot vessel, the Musketeer Fury has a bollard pull in excess of 100 tons and a cruising range of 7,000 miles at speeds in excess of 16 knots.

The vessel features Becker rudders made in Hamburg, Germany — the first ever put on a ship built in the United States.

In addition, the new Mangone tug has kort nozzles. Its two main engines are 20-645-E5 EMD (Electro-Motive Division, General Motors), with appropriate modifications by Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc.'s Engine Division. b

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