Largest Containership To Be Built In U.S. Is Named President Lincoln

American President Lines (APL), Oakland, Calif., has announced that the first of its three new containerships, the largest ever built in the U.S. and the first to be diesel propelled, will be named the President Lincoln.

The ship will be christened and launched on December 19, 1981, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La., according to W.B.

Seaton, APL's president.

The other two containerships will be named the President Washington and the President Monroe.

Each ship will be 860 feet long and will have the capacity to carry the equivalent of 2,500 twenty-foot containers, including 400 forty-foot refrigerated containers.

The ships will be powered by large, fuel efficient Sulzer lowspeed marine diesel engines assembled in the U.S. The Sulzer engines were built by Allis- Chalmers Corp., Milwaukee, Wis.

APL is a wholly owned subsidiary of San Francisco-based Natomas Company, the energy, transportation, and real estate concern.

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