Containership 'Merzario Britannia' Launched At Fincantieri Yard

The RO/RO-containership Merzario Britannia (shown above) was launched recently at the Genova- Sestri Shipyard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali'ltaliani S.p.A. The 1,300 TEU, single-screw vessel is the second of two sister ships ordered by Merzario S.p.A.-Milan.

The ship has an overall length of 632 feet, molded beam of 87 feet, and design draft of 23 feet. Main propulsion is provided by a two- stroke 6RLB Sulzer diesel having a maximum continuous rating of 11,860 bhp at 135 rpm, direct-connected to the shaft to drive a controllable- pitch propeller. At 80 percent of mcr and design draft, service speed will be 16 knots.

The ship is being constructed under special survey of Lloyd's Registry of Shipping and Registro Italiano Navale.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Dec 15, 1984 Virginia

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