Riverway Shipyard Completes Rebuilding Of M/V Glen-Karen
The rebuilt 1,800-hp towboat M/V Glen- Karen (formerly the M/V Liberty Bell), shown above, was recently delivered by Riverway Shipyard Co. The M/V Glen-Karen went into the Riverway Harbor Service, St.
Louis division of Riverway Co., as a Lock 26 turn boat.
The M/V Glen-Karen is the first 1,800-hp boat in the growing fleet of Riverway Harbor Service. In August, Riverway acquired the M/V Jonathan-B, a 910-hp boat, and currently they have 13 harbor boats in their fleet.
The M/V Glen-Karen is 80 feet long by 33 feet wide by 10 feet deep in the midbody with a 3-foot shear forward and a 4-foothigh raised deck aft.
The bow rake was completely rebuilt from the headlog back to the collision bulkhead.
The new headlog and corners were built of 3/i-inch plate with %-inch rub-bars welded over the corners. The new towknees and headlog were outfitted with rubber towknees from B-J Marine Products.
The M/V Glen-Karen was previously built with a retractable pilothouse. A new second deck, pilothouse, internal stairs and removable stacks were added by Riverway Shipyard.
The two General Motors turbocharged engines (rebuilt by Western Diesel) are 16V- 149 Detroit Diesels rated at 900 hp at 1,800 rpm. They are operated from both the pilothouse and engine room by WABCO air controls.
The Twin Disc reverse-reduction gears turn the shafts at 7:1 ratio and were also rebuilt by Western Diesel. The new stainless- steel, 4-blade propellers are 76-inch diameter and were fitted to two new tailshafts.
Electric power is derived from two 4-71 Detroit Diesels (rebuilt by Western Diesel) operating at 1,800 rpm driving three-phase, 50-kw Delco generators.
A Tugalert 24-point monitoring and alarm system maintains a constant check on main and auxiliary engines and miscellaneous associated equipment in the engine room.
Deck machinery includes two Beebe electric 40-ton winches and one 1-ton boat hoist.
A St. Louis Ship FAST System LS-2 was installed for treatment of sewage.
Riverway Shipyard has printed a new brochure depicting its activities in new construction, repairs, conversions, and manufacture of barge covers. For further information and free copies of the brochure, Write 24 on Reader Service Card
Other stories from December 15, 1980 issue
- MarAd Approves Title XI For Self-Unloader Costing $56.4 Million page: 4
- Newport News To Modify Five Exxon Tankers At Total Cost Of $100 Million page: 4
- Biospherics Receives USCG Certification For 'Oil Sentry' page: 6
- V.J. Lieggi Rejoins CDI Marine Company As San Diego Office Manager page: 7
- 1980 ABS Rules For Steel River And Intracoastal Vessels Now Available page: 7
- HUDSHIP Delivers 112-Foot Lamnalco Merlin page: 10
- Southern Natural And IOT Sign Interstate Purchase Agreement page: 12
- Riverway Shipyard Completes Rebuilding Of M/V Glen-Karen page: 12
- 88th Annual Meeting page: 14
- Press Group Awarded Major Platform Contracts page: 20
- J.P. Ducich Appointed Operations Director At Bultema Marine page: 20
- Sixteen Key Appointments Announced At Bath Iron page: 22
- Kelly To Succeed Watkin As Head Of Delaware River Port Authority page: 23
- $15-Million Contract For New Chemical Barge Awarded To GD-Quincy page: 23
- SNAME Northern California Hears Mini-OTEC Paper page: 24
- Parmater Named President Bultema Dock & Dredge And LaCrosse Dredging page: 24
- NASSCO Launches The S/S Blue Ridge- First Of Three For West Coast Shipping page: 26
- Ryan-Walsh Appoints Three Corporate Officers page: 28
- SMR Introduces Inexpensive SSB Radio —Literature Available page: 30
- Hitachi Zosen To Build Its First Semisubmersible Rig For U.S. Company page: 32
- Omnithruster And Marteco Enter Agreement For European Representation page: 33
- Garlock Releases New Version Of Expansion Joint Manual page: 33
- TANO Wins Contracts Worth $10.7 Million For Vessel Automation Systems page: 36
- First Of Two Tugs To Sembawang Towing— More To Be Ordered page: 36
- Double-Skin Fuel Barge Delivered By Riverway Yard page: 38
- Twin Disc Announces Two New Transmissions —Literature Available page: 40
- P.J. Wright Joins Alliance Marine As VP Sales-Marketing page: 40
- New Shipboard Fuel Blending Unit From IMO Pump Division page: 41
- SNAME San Diego Section Hears About Alternative Fuels page: 42
- Sperry Gets $2 Million In Orders For Collision Avoidance Systems page: 43
- High-Speed Pilot Boat Delivered By Gladding-Hearn page: 43
- Special And Unique Tugs page: 44
- Crowley's Construction Operations In Alaska Are Reorganized page: 50
- CDI Marine Opens D.C. Office—Names Hunley Manager page: 50
- $5.3-Million Navy Support Contract Awarded To Tracor page: 50
- Underwater Maintenance Gets Order To Equip All Conoco Tankers page: 51
- W.D. Wheeler Associates Appointed U.S. Agents For Astilleros Del Golfo page: 51
- Philip Bannan Named A Division Manager At Western Gear Corp page: 51
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- Patti Industries Has Contract To Build Two 65' Tugs For Cheramie page: 66
- J.W. Steadman Named VP-Production For Halter Marine page: 66