Harbor Supply Vessel Completed By Delaware Marine

A recent delivery from the shipbuilding yard of Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Company was the harbor supply vessel Willkate, which was built for Marine Launch Company, Inc. of Baltimore.

The all-welded steel vessel has been placed in service in Baltimore's Inner Harbor where it is being used to carry provisions and lube oil, in sealed containers, to ships using the port.

The Willkate has an overall length of 64 feet 11 inches, a beam of 18 feet 6 inches, and a loaded draft of 6 feet 4 inches.

The vessel is certificated by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry 28 containers of lube oil containing 500 gallons each. All cargo is carried on the vessel's flat afterdeck.

The husky workboat is powered by a 270-bhp Cummins model NT- 855-M marine diesel, which drives a 42-inch-diameter, 28-inch-pitch three-blade propeller through a 3:1 reduction gear and 2%-inchdiameter stainless steel propeller shaft. Service speed is about 12 knots. The main cargo pump is a 200-gpm Viking driven by a fourcylinder Chrysler diesel engine.

Delaware Marine & Manufacturing also designs and builds tugs, barges, crewboats, and fishing vessels at its shipyard in Milford, Del.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Jun 15, 1980 Products Division

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