Dravo SteelShip Delivers The 'Mobilian' For Warrior And Gulf Navigation Company
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered the Mobilian (shown above), the first of a series of 85-foot by 30-foot by 10.5-foot towboats for Warrior and Gulf Navigation Company of Chickasaw, Ala.
The Mobilian is powered by twin Caterpillar diesel model 3512 engines—rated at 1,023 shp each —equipped with Cat 7241, 7.07:1 ratio reduction gears. The main engines with gears were supplied by Burford Engine Co. of Alabama.
The vessel is equipped with Fernstrum keel coolers, Farr filters, and Nelson mufflers. The main engines with shaft brakes are controlled by a full Mathers system.
Twin radiator cooled Perkins/ Lima engines with 50-kw generators supply the ship's power.
The generators are controlled by a switchboard supplied by the Fagan Co.
Equipment services include: Quincy 5-hp air compressors, Reed 3-hp engine room ventilation blowers, 40-ton electric deck winches, and a 5-hp capstan.
The steering is a DSS STD design mechanical over hydraulic with a Flow Systems of Arkansas hydraulic unit. The vessel is equipped with two Kahlenberg four-blade stainless-steel 80-inch by 70-inch propellers. The propulsion shafts and rudder stocks are provided with Strum sleeves.
The vessel has four staterooms for a crew of seven. The marine sewage treatment system was manufactured by Redfox.
The pilothouse is equipped with an electronics package consisting of radar, twin VHF, "Ai" phone communication system, and loud hailer. The 2,000-watt searchlights are by Rayline, and the triplex air horn is from Kahlenberg.
The vessel is protected with a zinc/vinyl acrylic enamel and coal tar system by Devoe and Raynolds.
Currently, Dravo SteelShip is building a series of 85-foot towboats with 1,800 hp to 2,146 hp.
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