Krogen Designs Landing Craft Built By Lantana Boatyard For Alaskan Service

A 134-foot multipurpose peacetime landing craft for delivering deck cargo and/or bulk fuels to areas of Alaska without port facilities has been designed by Miami, Fla., naval architects James Krogen & Co. for the Arndt Brothers Construction Company of Homer, Alaska.

The all-steel 183-gross-ton, 32- foot-beam vessel, which was built by another Florida firm, Lantana Boatyard of Lantana, has accommodations for a crew of seven, and draws 7 feet 4 inches loaded with its capacity of 353 tons of cargo, or 103,000 gallons of bulk fuel products, or a combination of both. A pair of 365-horsepower Caterpillar 3405 diesel e n g i n e s give the landing craft a cruising speed of 10 knots. Fuel capacity is 12,280 gallons, with potable water storage 2,678 gallons. It is U.S. Coast Guard certified for both deck cargo and bulk fuels, and is classified by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Other designs in-house according to Krogen are a 100-foot steel landing craft, an 85-foot-glassbottom aluminum s i g h t s e e i ng boat, a 65-foot-fiberglass passenger schooner, a conversion of a 165-foot U.S. Navy PG to a survey vessel for the Environmental Protection Agency, and 22-foot and 28-foot aluminum ship's launches.

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