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Towboat 'Elizabeth D# Christened By Dravo

The M/V Elizabeth D., a new 2,000-bhp towboat, was chris- tened recently by Dravo Corpora- tion in Pittsburgh. The new tow- boat was built by Dravo Steel-

Ship, a Dravo subsidiary located in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Named after Mrs. Elizabeth

Dickey, the wife of Robert Dickey

III, Dravo's chairman and presi- dent, the new vessel will be op- erated by the Pittsburgh Region of Dravo's Aggregates Division, a major supplier of construction aggregate in the Pennsylvania,

Ohio, and West Virginia area of the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers.

The Elizabeth D. measures 93

The 2,000-horsepower towboat Elizabeth D was christened recently by Mrs. Elizabeth

Dickey, wife of Dravo chairman and president Robert Dickey III, in Pittsburgh by

Dravo Corporation. The new towboat was built at Pine Bluff, Ark., by Dravo

SteelShip, a subsidiary of Dravo Corporation. feet 9 inches long by 27 feet 2 inches wide and is 32 feet high at its highest point. It is powered by two Caterpillar D-399 diesel engines and has two Caterpillar 3304 85-kw generators.

Extensive monitoring equip- ment has been included in the pilothouse for all the basic func- tions in the engine room. The pi- lothouse also contains stop/start controls for the engine and the deck winches.

The engine room has blanket fire protection, including automat- ic closing of the doors to the gen- erator room and automatic shut off of the ventilating fans in the event of fire.

The first deck of the Elizabeth

D. has two rooms, each accom- modating two crew members, the galley and dining area and the engine room. The second deck con- tains rooms for the captain, pilot, cook, and also one guest room.

Stanley Lysieki, from Crafton,

Pa., is the senior captain of the

Elizabeth D., with Arch Cowan of McMurray, Pa., serving as his relief. Calvin Roush, Apollo, Pa., and Jim Hickey, Paducah, Ky., alternate onboard as pilots.

The remainder of the crew con- sists of a cook and four deckhands.

C.B. Niessner Joins

Farrell Lines As

VP-Information Services

James P. Horn, president of

Farrell Lines Incorporated, an- nounces the appointment of

Charles B. Niessner as vice pres- ident, information services. In his new position, he will have corpo- rate responsibility for all phases of data processing, including op- erations and systems develop- ment, programming, and related manual systems and procedures.

Mr. Niessner was corporate di- rector, management information services with Seatrain Lines Inc. at the time of his appointment, having previously held positions with Bethlehem Steel Corpora- tion, Western Union, and Aries


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