Orange Shipbuilding Signs Contract For Push Boat

Orange Shipbuilding Co., Inc., Orange, Texas, recently signed a contract with the Tennessee Valley Authority of Chattanooga, Tenn. for a 52V2 foot by 22 foot by 8 foot push boat. The vessel is to be named Patricia H and will be used to handle 1,500 ton barges on the Green River at the Paradise Steam Plant, Drakesboro, Ky.

The vessel has two Cummins KTA1150M engines; two Twin Disc MG518 gears; two Cummins 4B3.9 40 kw generators; two 5 inch Aquamet shafts; four 6 inch Aquamet flanking rudders; two 6 inch Aquamet main rudders; a Nabrico 20 ton H.E. conn, winch and Fernstrum engine coolers.

Also included are a fully outfitted galley on the main deck and quarters for two on the Texas deck. Visibility from the pilot house of 360° and a 23 foot eye level enhance this vessels appeal. Below the waterline are custom design four blade propellers and double plated main and flanking rudders that will give this vessel high maneuverability and excellent bollard pull.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  Aug 1984

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