GM-Powered Towboat 'Trotter' Delivered By Hudson Shipbuilders

Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc.

(HUDSHIP), Pascagoula, Miss., recently delivered the 70-foot towboat Trotter (shown above) to Missouri River Barge Lines of St.

Louis, Mo. The vessel is HUDSHTP's standard 70-foot towboat design and represents the yard's continued diversification in the ever-changing marine industry.

Trotter is powered by twin GM Detroit Diesel Allison 12V149NA engines, each rated 675 bhp at 1,800 rpm, with Twin Disc 540, 7:1 reduction gears. The auxiliary power is provided by two Delco generators powered by Detroit Diesel 4-71 engines. She is also equipped with two 40-ton Nabrico barge winches.

The pilot house has full allaround visibility and a 27-foot 6-inch eye level. She houses an assortment of electronic equipment, which includes one Furuno FR 1011 radar, one Bogen P/A intercom system, one Motorola 55 75 VHF radio with interference interlock, and one Motorola 55^5 bridge-to-bridge radio.

The Trotter will work out of New Orleans and will service the Mississippi River. She is the first of two vessels HUDSHIP is to deliver to Missouri River Barge Lines. The second vessel, the Colt, will be delivered in April this year.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 46,  Apr 15, 1981 Virginia

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First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.