Halter Completes Five-Boat Contract For Pelham Marine

Halter Marine, Inc. recently completed a five-vessel contract with Pelham Marine, Inc., New Orleans, with the delivery of three supply boats within 33 days of each other. Two 163 by 38-foot supply boats, the Edith Pelham and Sydney Pelham, were delivered within four days of each other, with the 180 by 40-foot Jeanne Pelham following 29 days later. Two sister ships, the 180-foot Lillian Pelham and the 166-foot Barbara Pelham, were delivered in December 1979.

The Edith and Sydney are each powered by two GM Detroit Diesel 16V149TI engines developing 1,280-bhp each at 1,800 rpm.

They swing two 74-inch, four-bladed stainless- steel propellers turning through Philadelphia reduction gears. A Schottel bow thruster powered by a Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine provides improved station keeping.

The twin 166-footers each have a capacity of 3,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud in four tanks, and 80,510 gallons of liquid mud in four additional tanks. They can also carry 375 tons of cargo on their 2,600-square-foot aft deck. Each can also carry 64,950 gallons of fuel oil, 1,342 gallons of lube oil, 7,440 gallons of potable water, and 134,430 gallons of ballast water.

Each boat's electrical service is supplied by two 75-kw generators driven by two Detroit Diesel 6-71 engines. Navigation and c o m m u n i c a t i o n s aboard include a Decca RM914C radar, a Ritchie Compass, a Drake TRM-1 SSB radio, and two Drake MRT-55 VHF radios. Both vessels are also equipped with a 1,000-gpm Berkley fire monitor and HBL capstan.

The 180-foot Jeanne Pelham is powered by two GM Detroit 16V-149TI diesels each developing 1,280 bhp at 1,800 rpm. Engine controls are by Westinghouse, and the reduction gears were supplied by Philadelphia Gear. A Schottel bow thruster driven by a Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine is installed for ease of maneuvering.

The Jeanne can carry 79,366 gallons of fuel oil, 1,048 gallons of lube oil, 11,500 gallons of potable water, 4,000 cubic feet of dry mud, and 73,000 gallons of liquid mud.

She can also carry 500 long tons of cargo on her spacious aft deck.

Communications and navigation equipment includes two Drake VHF radios, a Drake SSB radio, Decca and Epsco radars, and a Ritchie magnetic compass.

She is equipped with an HBL anchor windlass, a 1,000-gpm Berkley fire monitor, two Quincy air compressors, and Aurora ballast, bilge, and fuel transfer pumps.

Ail three vessels are classed by the American American Bureau of Shipping and were built at Halter's Moss Point, Miss., division, one of 10 shipyards owned and operated by Halter Marine in the Southeastern United States.

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