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Impressive new trawler Dona Genoveva was completed recently by MARCO Seattle for owner/skipper Walter Kuhr. The 123-foot vessel is powered by Caterpillar diesel.
MARCO Seattle Christens New
North Pacific Fishing Vessel
Bring together a highly expe- rienced trawl skipper and one of the world's leading builders of fishing vessels and machinery and you have the makings for an im- pressive new boat. Such was the case when MARCO Seattle's new
North Pacific fishing vessel Dona
Genoveva was christened recently for Walter Kuhr.
Mr. Kuhr has been a fisherman for more than 30 years, starting at the age of 17 in his native
Bremerhaven, Germany. He is known both for his substantial catches and for his trawl designs.
The world has been Mr. Ruhr's fishing ground, from the North
Atlantic to the South Pacific to the Bering Sea. Success has like- wise followed him from Green- land to Chile to Alaska.
The veteran skipper will now turn his attention again to the
North Pacific with the Dona Gen- oveva. He has worked these fish- eries before, from Oregon to Alas- ka, with his former vessels Bold
Lady (a 78-foot trawler), Pacific
Surf (an 85-foot trawler), and the Sigried K, a 97-foot crabber presently under the command of his son, Walter Kuhr Jr., who is also a co-owner of the new vessel.
The Dona Genoveva was chris- tened by Mrs. Marta Kuhr, who gave the vessel the name of her grandmother, Lady Genoveva.
Sharing in the occasion were co- owners Robert F. Allen and
Charles R. Hart, both officers of
The new vessel is fully equipped for the North Pacific fisheries, with the emphasis clearly on trawling. Her trawl gear includes a pair of MARCO trawl winches, twin gallows, and double trawl reels by MARCO. Other deck ma- chinery includes a MARCO King-
Hauler Mk. II pot hauler, MARCO
KingCoiler line handler, Hansen double-acting pot rack, Slattery deck crane, Wagner steering gear,
MARCO anchor winch, Baldt an- chor, and chain.
The design includes a double- bottom configuration that has been extended forward to include virtually the entire engine room area. The three-tank fish hold arrangement is insulated and em- ploys a chilled sea water and spray brine refrigeration system.
Dona Genoveva features a full two-deck, aluminum pilothouse above the raised deck. The bridge deck provides a 360-degree field of view, and contains an aft- facing, hydraulic control console that includes trawl winch con- trols. The hydraulic system fea- tures a built-in protection system that automatically shuts down the hydraulic pumping equipment in the event of a potentially dam- aging situation, such as a drop in the oil tank level or engine over- speed.
Propulsion power comes from a 1,125-bhp at 1,225 rpm Cater- pillar D399TA diesel, driving a 90-inch-diameter Coolidge stain- less-steel propeller through a Cat- erpillar reverse/reduction gear.
Auxiliary power is provided through Caterpillar diesel sets with KATO generators and MAR-
CO HPD hydraulic pump drives.
The HPDs feature air-clutch con- nections recently added to the
MARCO line. Speed is 12 knots.
A comprehensive array of elec- tronics and navigational aids is aboard, including a complete Fur- uno fish-finding system, with net sounder for mid-water and bot- tom trawling, plus two radars, two Lorans, a weather facsimile recorder, and a variety of com- munications gear.
The new trawler has an over- all length of 123 feet 3 inches, maximum beam of 31 feet 10 inches, depth of 14 feet 4 inches, and full-load draft of 16 feet.
Fuel capacity is 55,000 gallons, lube oil 1,900 gallons, and fresh water 4,200 gallons. The three fish holds have a total capacity of 9,000 cubic feet.
After the christening, the Dona
Genoveva departed for Alaskan waters, and will then move on to trawling operations in the Bering
Magnavox Gets $5.8-Million
Navy Contract For
Navigation System Models
Magnavox, Advanced Produc- tion Division, Torrance, Calif., has been awarded a $5,816,142 cost plus-award-fee contract for engineering development models of a precise integrated naviga- tion system. The Naval Sea Sys- tems Command is the contracting activity. (N00024-81-C-6105)
Brochure On Electrical
From Joy Manufacturing
A new 12-page condensed cat- alog on its electrical connectors and push-button switches is now available from the Joy Manufac- turing Company. The brochure covers a broad line of resilient molded to cable connectors that provide greater operation safety and other industrial environmen- tal hazards. Also covered are elas- tomer covered push-button sta- tions and switches. Included are dimensional drawings and com- plete ordering information for the various models and sizes.
For a free copy of the catalog, designated CC-100,
Write 52 on Reader Service Card
Seeking To Acquire
Dravo Corporation of Pitts- burgh announced recently that negotiations are underway to ac- quire the Ryan-Walsh group of companies headquartered in Mo- bile, Ala. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by direc- tors of both organizations, will be for an undisclosed number of shares of Dravo common stock.
Ryan-Walsh operates bulk ter- minals and is one of the largest cargo-handling firms on the Gulf and South Atlantic Coasts, with facilities in Mobile, New Orleans, and 10 other ports. It handles both bulk commodities and gen- eral cargoes and, through sub- sidiaries, is also engaged in con- tainer leasing and repair, crating, and steamship agency and barge fleeting services. The company re- ported revenue of $50.6 million in 1979.
Robert Dickey III, Dravo chair- man and president, noted that
Ryan-Walsh "is well positioned to benefit from the rapidly increas- ing export market for grain, coal, and other bulk commodities." Ad- ditional opportunities, he said, will be created by projected in- creases in commodity shipments through the Port of Mobile when the Tennessee-Tombigbee Water- way is opened. Ryan-Walsh is the largest independent cargo handler in Mobile.
Mr. Dickey noted that the ac- quisition of Ryan-Walsh "could lead to operating and marketing synergies with several other
Dravo operations." In particular, he cited Dravo's activities in the design and construction of bulk terminal facilities and equipment, and in barge transportation.
Dravo, a highly diversified com- pany with operations throughout the world, is engaged in engineer- ing, construction, manufacturing, natural resources and transporta- tion. Its revenue last year was $992.3 million.
Main engine, Caterpillar D399TA diesel
Reverse/reduction gear, Caterpillar 7271
Steering gear, Wagner
Generator, Caterpillar 3406 diesel/
MARCO hydraulic pump drive
DC48/KATO 155-kw generator
Generator, Caterpillar 3306TA diesel/
MARCO DC26 hydraulic pump drive/KATO 155-kw generator
Emergency generator, Caterpillar 3304T diesel/KATO 90-kw generator
Depth recorder, Furuno FW-6T22
Memoscope, Furuno ES-5
Back-up depth recorder, Furuno
Net recorder system, Furuno FNR-700
Weather facsimile recorder, Furuno
Radars (2), Furuno FR-1011
Radar target alarm, Radar Devices
Loran receivers/computers (2),
Loran position plotter/computer,
Epsco C-Plot II
VHF-FM radiotelephones, Motorola 55/75
SSB radiotelephones, Motorola (2)
SSB citizens band radio, Motorola
VHF automatic direction finder, Taiyo
General-purpose receiver, Yaesu
Scanner/receiver, Bearcat 250
Loudhailer, Raytheon RAY-350
Telescoping crane, Slattery 12-ton
Chain, Washington Chain & Supply
Anchor winch, MARCO A5031
Boom and crane picking winches (3),
Topping winches (2), MARCO W0650
Trawl winches (2), MARCO WT224
Net reels (2), MARCO RT96S
Motors for above, Hydrostar 525
Bait chopper, Hansen
Pot rack, Hansen
Pot hauler, MARCO J0121 KingHauler
Line handler, MARCO J2111
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