St. Augustine Shipbuilding Vessel For Caribbean Service Designed By DeJong & Lebet

The M/V Delmar L., recently constructed at St. Augustine Shipbuilding Corporation, is the latest of many vessels designed by the Jacksonville naval architectural firm of De- Jong & Lebet, Inc., for operation in the Caribbean.

The Delmar L. operates between the island of Andros, Nassau and the United States mainland, carrying a variety of cargoes. Below deck, she can carry 350 cubic feet of frozen cargo, 350 cubic feet of refrigerated cargo, 3,500 cargo feet of dry cargo, 9,200 gallons of number 2 diesel oil and 7,600 gallons of gasoline.

By raising the living quarters, the entire main deck can be utilized for cars, trucks and trailers; either 10 automobiles or seven automobiles and two 20-foot trailers.

A bow ramp provides for RO/RO capability while dry cargo can be brought onboard either through removable bulwark sections or by means of a five-ton hydraulic crane.

Special deck structure and 2-inch wood planking over the deck allow for the carriage of heavy deck cargo with concentrated loadings.

The single GM 8 V-71 N main engine provides for a service speed of 9V2 knots at a fuel consumption of 12 gallons per hour.

The upper deck accommodates quarters for a crew of eight, galley, mess and pilothouse.

Principal dimensions are as follows: length overall of 82 feet; molded beam of 24 feet, depth of 11 feet and a loaded draft of 6 feet 6- inches.

The vessel was designed and constructed in accordance with the Bahamian Merchant Shipping Rules.

The Delmar L. is the fifth vessel designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc. in recent years to provide versatile and economic service in the Caribbean region.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Aug 1984

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