Mini-Tanker 'Dagwood' Delivered By Delaware Marine Shipyard

The 10,000-gallon-capacity minitanker Dagwood was delivered recently to Tiny Tankers, Inc. of Seattle by Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Company. Delivery was made at the builder's yard in Milford, Del., after which Tiny Tankers' president Dick Timmerman piloted the boat to Galveston, Texas, from where it was delivered overland to its permanent home port of Seattle. The waterborne part of the journey took about three weeks.

The Dagwood has an overall length of 42 feet 6 inches, a beam of 15 feet, and a loaded draft of about 5 feet. She is certificated by the U.S. Coast Guard for carriage of Grade E petroleum products.

The welded steel vessel is powered by a Detroit Diesel model 6-71 engine that delivers 174 bhp to a 39-inch-diameter, four-blade propeller through a 3:1 reduction gear and 3-inch-diameter stainless- steel propeller shaft. The cargo pump is a 300-gpm Viking, hydraulically driven.

Tiny Tankers is using the vessel in Puget Sound to service ships with fuel and lube oil.

Delaware Marine & Manufacturing also designs and builds tugs, barges, crewboats, and fishing vessels.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Jun 15, 1980 Delaware

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