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Dravo SteelShip Delivers The 'Mobilian'

For Warrior And Gulf Navigation Company

Dravo SteelShip Corporation,

Pine Bluff, Ark., recently deliv- ered 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 Ala- bama. The vessel is equipped with

Fernstrum keel coolers, Farr filt- ers, 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 gener- ators 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 ventila- tion blowers, 40-ton electric deck winches, and a 5-hp capstan.

The steering is a DSS STD de- sign 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 pro- pulsion 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 con- sisting 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


The vessel is protected with a zinc/vinyl acrylic enamel and coal tar system by Devoe and Ray- nolds. Currently, Dravo SteelShip is building a series of 85-foot tow- boats with 1,800 hp to 2,146 hp.

Racal-Decca Awarded $1.1 -Million Order

By Swedish Navy

Racal-Decca Marine Radar,

Ltd., has been awarded an order for 150 radars by the Swedish

Navy. Estimated at $1.1 million, the order covers a range of Racal-

Decca Clearscan and small boat equipment. the



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