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Dravo SteelShip Delivers M/V Boone

To Cincinnati Gas And Electric

Participants in the keel-laying ceremony included (from left): John Murphy, vice president, corporate relations, NASSCO; John McCoy, American Bureau of Shipping representative; Capt. Stanley Wetherell, U.S. Coast Guard; George Stiehl, manager, new construction, Union Oil Company; Darrell Beshears, welding foreman, NASSCO;

Nick Nickerson, West Coast shipping construction representative, and John Smith, vice president, yard operations, NASSCO.

Keel-Laying At NASSCO Held

For Third Union Oil Product Carrier

The recent keel-laying ceremony at National Steel and Shipbuild- ing Company (NASSCO), San

Diego, Calif., initiated construc- tion on a third 37,500-dwt product carrier being built by NASSCO for Union Oil Company of Cali- fornia.

George Stiehl, manager of new construction, Union Oil Company, struck the initial arc, signaling the beginning of construction.

John Smith, vice president, yard operations, represented NASSCO in the keel-laying ceremony.

The product carriers are a new

NASSCO design designated as the

Carlsbad Class. They will be 658 feet in length, 100 feet in beam, have a 33-foot draft, and will car- ry 250,000 barrels of refined pe- troleum and petrochemical prod- ucts from refineries to distribu- tion centers.

The vessels will incorporate the most modern equipment available, and will meet the latest safety and environmental protection stand- ards including double bottoms, a clean segregated ballast system, an inert gas system, a sewage treatment plant, collision avoid- ance radar, and a backup steer- ing system. They will have steam turbine engines for maximum fuel efficiency and conservation.

The first product carrier is scheduled for delivery in May 1981, the second in July 1981, and the third in October 1981.

The vessels will be used to trans- port oil products from Union Oil's

Beaumont, Texas, refinery to ter- minals on the Gulf and Atlantic


Dravo SteelShip Corporation,

Pine Bluff, Ark., recently deliv- ered the M/V Boone to Cincin- nati Gas and Electric Company for use at its East Bend Station, a coal and lime facility located on the Ohio River near Rabbit Hash,


The Boone is a 60 by 22 by 7.5- foot towboat equipped with twin

Caterpillar 3412 marine engines developing 900 hp. The engines are cooled by Fernstrum grid coolers. Caterpillar 3306, 45-kw, electric start generator sets power the electrical system which in- cludes Beebe 33-RC deck winches,

Carlisle & Finch searchlights, as well as other pieces of equipment.

The vessel is equipped with two 62-inch by 34-inch, four-blade bronze propellers furnished by

Michigan Wheel. Two steering and four flanking rudders provide for maneuverability and speed.

The heavily braced and frame hull is fabricated of %-inch plate, deck plating is ^-inch. The Boone carries 8,000 gallons of fuel.

The M/V Boone, shown above, is powered by twin Caterpillar 3412 marine engines.

The vessel, built by Dravo SteelShip, was recently delivered to Cincinnati Gas and

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