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Vessels Review—

Arco California (continued from page 19)

NASSCO-designed San Diego

Class to be completed, are the largest vessels in ARCO's fleet of 14 tankers, and the first to have double bottoms to prevent oil spil- lage and to carry segregated bal- last. They are fitted with colli- sion-avoidance radar.

An inert gas system maintains all cargo spaces in a noncombus- tible condition, thus minimizing the chances of shipboard fires or explosions. The cargo system is designed with a holding tank to collect oil from tank washings for discharging to shore facilities.

The bilge system also contains apparatus to separate and retain oil from the bilge waters for dis- charge to shore in accordance with

Coast Guard requirements. 'ARCO CALIFORNIA'


Buffalo Forge, fans & motors

Centritech, bearings

Combustion Engineering, main boilers

Cutler-Hammer, controllers

Demco, valves

Federal Pacific Electric, panels

Ferguson, propeller

General Electric, main turbines & gears

Hopeman Bros., joiner work

Hose McCann, telephone system

Johnson Pump, fire pump

Keenan Supply, valves

Lake Shore, lifeboats

Lawless Detroit Diesel, generators

Matsui, anchors & chain

Paul Munroe Hydraulics, topping winch

Reliance Electric, motors

Transamerica Delaval Turbine, air ejectors

Victor-Pyrate, fixed tank cleaning system

Worthington Pump, centrifugal pump *


The first of two combination lighter-aboard-ship/container car- riers, the Benjamin Harrison, was delivered to Waterman Steamship

Corporation earlier this year by

Avondale Shipyards, Inc. She will be joined before the end of the year by sister ship Edward Rut- ledge. Like all LASH ships, they were designed by Friede and Gold- man, Ltd. of New Orleans.

The LASH carrier is a single- screw, turbine-powered vessel de- signed for independent handling and carriage of 89 LASH type barges, each of which have a car- go capacity of 370 long tons, loaded in seven holds serviced by 16 large hatch openings, and on deck.

The Benjamin Harrison has an overall length of 845 feet 4 inches, beam of 100 feet, depth to main deck of 60 feet, and design draft of 28 feet. Her deadweight at de- sign draft is 21,901 long tons.

The ship's 32,000-shp propul- sion plant includes Transamerica

Delaval steam turbines and gears, and Combustion Engineering boil- ers. Service speed at the 28-foot draft is 22 knots.

The superstructure containing all accommodations and the navi- gating bridge, which has 360- degree visibility, is located for- ward. All machinery is aft. The ship has its own 510-ton gantry crane mounted on rails running almost the full length of the ship for loading and unloading barges over the stern, permitting an op- eration independent of shoreside facilities. 'BENJAMIN HARRISON'


Alco Power, standby diesel generator

Alexander Industries, air powered pilot hoists, searchlights, window wipers

Alfa-Laval, L-0 purifier & motor

Alliance Machine, gantry crane

Appleton Machine, machinery & stores cranes


Aqua-Chem, distilling plant main L-0 cooler, drain inspection tank cooling coil, F-W heat exchanger, heaters & pumps

Aurora Pump, pumps

Basic Engineers, spring hangers, sway braces

Bethlehem Steel, shafting forgings

Broehl Deck Machinery, anchor windlass, mooring winches, accom. ladder winch

Buffalo Forge, gland leak-off exhauster

Bull & Roberts, boiler water test outfit, feedwater sample cooler, hydrazine injection pump motor

Carrier-Transicold, air-conditioning plant

Combustion Engineering, main boilers

Comsat General, satellite communication system

Delaval IMO, pumps

Delaval Turbine, main turbines & gears, ss turbogenerator, turning gear & mo- tor, aux. L-0 pump

Dover, O/W separator pump & motor

Facet Industries, oil/water separator, oil content overboard monitoring

Federal Pacific Electric, power & lighting panels, connection boxes

FMC Coffin, main feed pump, L-0 pump

General Electric, motor controllers, group control centers

George Engine, emergency diesel gener- ator & muffler

Goulds Pumps, bilge pump

Harvey Division (Avondale), propeller

Henschel, shaft revolution indicator

ITT Mackay Marine, Loran C, radar sys- tems, radio console, VHF radiotele- phone, facsimile recorder, radio di- rection finder, telex, lifeboat radio, antenna systems

Johnson Controls, thermostatic controls

Joy Mfg., vent fans & motors

Kingsbury, main thrust bearing

Leslie Co., control valves

Lips, bow thruster

Magnetics, transformers

Mapeco, Pilgrim nut

Maricon Instruments, satellite nav. equipment

Marine Safety Equipment, lifeboat winch

Mario Coil, cooling coils & heaters

Paceco, container crane

Perkins, navigation & signal lights

Red Fox, sewage treatment plant

Reliance Electric, electric motors & controls

Service Foundry Division (Avondale), line shaft & steady bearings

Simplex, elec. clock system

Sperry, collision avoidance system, speed log, steering control, gyrocompass, rudder angle indicator

Sperry-Vickers, steering gear hydraulic plant

Tano, bridge control console, engine room console, flame detector system

Bendix, wind speed/direction indicator

The motor vessel Burns Har- bor, Bethlehem Steel's third 1,000- foot ore boat, entered service in the fall this year, having been christened earlier in ceremonies at the Sturgeon Bay, Wise., yard of Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of the Manitowoc


Named in honor of America's most modern steelmaking plant—

Bethlehem's Burns Harbor, Ind., complex on the southern shore of

Lake Michigan — the new vessel has joined the Lewis Wilson Foy (also constructed by Bay Ship- building) and the Stewart J. Cort to make Bethlehem the only com-

Warren, pumps — main circ., main con- densate, bilge & ballast

Westinghouse Electric, forced draft blowers

Wilson Walton Int'l, cathodic protection system

Worthington, boiler hydrostatic test pump & motor pany with three 1,000-footers on the Great Lakes.

Addition of the Burns Harbor gives Bethlehem a seven-vessel

Great Lakes fleet which, in terms of average age and average vessel capacity, is the newest, most ef- ficient fleet on the Lakes, To achieve this distinction, Bethle- hem has invested some $125 mil- lion in its Great Lakes fleet dur- ing the past decade.

Capacity of the new boat is 58,000 tons—the same as the Foy and 2,000 tons more than the

Cort. Like the other two 1,000- footers, the Burns Harbor is a self-unloader. Equipped with a

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