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The sophisticated Reiss Marine with its unitized hose-handling crane and hydraulic oil transfer system will be placed in service by the Marine Fueling Division, operators of six fueling ports on Lakes Erie and Superior.

Blount Marine Delivers

Fueling Tanker Reiss Marine

To Service Great Lakes Shipping

The 150-foot bunkering tanker

Reiss Marine was recently deliv- ered by Blount Marine Corpora- tion of Warren, R.I., to Superior,


The vessel will be operated by the Marine Fueling Division of

Reiss Oil Terminal Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The C.

Reiss Coal Company, located in

Sheboygan, Wis. Marine Fueling, which operates six fueling ports on Lakes Erie and Superior, is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Built to service Great Lakes shipping, including taconite and coal carriers, the Reiss Marine will replace the tanker William H.

Bennett, the first vessel built un- der contract by Blount Marine

Corporation. The Bennett was built in 1950 for Charles Laduca, president of West Shore Fuel, for operation in Buffalo, N.Y., and was later purchased by Reiss Ma- rine Transport.

The 569-gross-ton vessel was designed by Blount Marine, and at- tained a speed of 10 knots on her trials in Narragansett Bay. The

Reiss Marine was built to meet

American Bureau of Shipping specifications for classing of Mal- tese Cross A-l (E) AMS unre- stricted oil carrier with loadline for Great Lakes service and U.S.

Coast Guard regulations.

The tanker has six cargo tanks carrying 339,000 gallons of heavy and diesel oil and 2,500 gallons of lube oil. Brown Fintube heating coils are installed in all tanks.

Ship's service tanks carry 580 gallons of water, 2,600 of fuel oil, 130 of lube oil, and 500 gallons of sewerage.

Cargo tanks are pumped by hydraulically operated Blackmere pumps. Metering is accomplished through a Smith meter. All con- trols are located aft of the hose- handling Comet crane. An inter- esting feature of the hose-handling crane is a ladder extending the length of the boom to enable a



Length Overall: 149' 8"

Beam (Maximum): 39' 2"

Depth: 14' 6"

Draft (Full Load): 10' 93/8"

Gross Tonnage: 569.21

Maximum Speed: 10 Knots


Fuel Capacity: 6 Tanks — Heavy Oil 191,474 Gallons (4558 BBLS) 4 Tanks — Diesel Oil 147,593 Gallons (3514 BBLS)

Freshwater Capacity: 1 Tank — 582 Gallons

Sewerage Capacity: 1 Tank — 498 Gallons

Lube Oil Capacity: 2 Tanks — 2,512 Gallons (60 BBLS)

Ship's Fuel Oil: 1 Tank — 2,587 Gallons (62 BBLS)

Ship's Lube Oil: 1 Tank— 131 Gallons

Quarters: 2 Staterooms, 4-men Total

Complete Galley


Main Engines: 2 General Motors 12V-149

Generator Sets: 2 General Motors 6-71 with 60 KW Delco Generator

Steering: Electrohydraulic with Continental Poly-Pac Pumps

Sperry Electric Controls

Propellers: Federal Propeller 66 x 56 3-blade, Stainless Steel member of the tanker crew to Ship's power is furnished by board a larger vessel quickly and two 60-kw, 450-volt generators safely. driven by two General Motors 6-71

Propulsion is provided by two engines, keel-cooled General Motors Galley equipment and a dining 12V149s providing 1,300 horse- area for six men is located on the power to drive two Federal 66- main deck. Two cabins provide inch stainless-steel propellers, berths for four men.

Propeller shafts were forged by The large pilothouse has a

Cape Ann Forge. Sperry furnished MK-74-6 radar,

All engine mufflers were furn- an MK-37 gyro and automatic ished by Maxim. pilot. Other equipment includes a

The steering system is electro- Lorain RF-457 radiophone, and a hydraulic using Vickers valves depth sounder, and Sperry electrical controls. The vessel has two 1,000-pound

The engine room has a fixed CO* Baldt anchors hauled by an elec- system furnished by C-O-Two trie anchor windlass. Singer-Kear-

Sales. A Rockwood fixed foam sys- fott furnished pilothouse windows, tem provides fire protection on the Cornell-Carr joiner doors, and main deck. Julius Mock watertight doors.

List Of Suppliers

Viking Pumps Allen & Reed

Paint Ames Paint & Chemical Co., Inc.

Armored Cable Anixter — New York

Lifejackets Atlantic-Pacific Mfg. Corp.

Anchors Baldt, Inc.

Searchlights Carlisle & Finch Co.

Electrical Fittings City Hall Electric

Navigational Panel Con-Select

Fixed CO. System C-O-Two Sales

Joiner Doors Cornell-Carr

Hatches Dover Marine

Switchboard Federal Pacific Elec. Co.

Propellers l Propeller

Gorman Rupp Pumps Hayes Pump and Machinery Co.

Aeroquip Fittings Hathaway Machinery

Alarm System Henschel

Electronic Gear Hitchcock Marine Services

Phone System Hose-McCann Telephone Co.

Air Horns Kahlenberg Bros. Co.

Blackmere Pumps John W. Kennedy Co.

Battery Charger LaMarche Mfg. Co.

Life Rafts Landrigan

Square "D" Breakers Major Electric & Supply

Paint Mobil Chemical

Oils & Lubricants Mobil Oil

Watertight Doors Julius Mock & Sons, Inc.

Engine Alarm Switches Frank W. Murphy Mfg.

Brass Fixtures Pauluhn Industries

Hydraulic Steering PDN/Pace

Chockfast Philadelphia Resins

Packings PIC

Pipe, Valves, Fittings Power Piping

Engines Power Products

Compass Ritchie Navigation

Mufflers Riley-Beaird Inc.

Foam System Rockwood Foam

Steel & Gratings Joseph T. Ryerson Inc.

Paint Sherwin-Williams Co.

Windows The Singer Co.

Steering System Sperry Marine Systems

Batteries Surrette Storage Battery Co.

Cutless Bearings TEK Bearing

Baseboard Heaters Valad Electric Heating Corp.

Insulation Ward Process

Fuel Meters H. H. Watson

Searchlights & Strainers C. V. Watson

FIRST FROM BLOUNT — The William H. Bennett, first vessel built by Blount under contract in 1950, will be replaced by the sophisticated Reiss Marine.

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