Cummins-Powered River Queen Delivered By Serodino Shipyard

—Literature Offered— Serodino, Inc.'s Hales Bar, Tenn., shipyard recently launched the Cummins-powered excursion vessel River Queen for the Knoxville Riverboat Company. The 550-passenger vessel will be operated on the Tennessee River near Knoxville.

The River Queen, including the landing stage, has an overall length of 135 feet. Its hull is 107 feet long, 35 feet wide and 7.5 feet in depth.

Main propulsion is provided by two Cummins NT-855-M diesel engines to twin Michigan Nibrow 40- inch by 32-inch four-blade propellers through Twin Disc MG509 reduction gears with a 2.95:1 ratio.

The NT-855-Ms are each rated at 300 hp at 1,800 rpm. Electrical power is provided by two 80-kw Lima generators driven by Cummins 6BT5.9 diesels. Both the main propulsion and generator engines were supplied by Cummins South, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Capt. Robert M. Lumpp, owner and president of the Knoxville Riverboat Co., worked closely with architect A. Lawrence Bates of Louisville, Ky., on the design of the River Queen. The result of their efforts is a vessel design much like the sidewheelers of yesteryear, except that it is operated with modern- day Cummins powerplants.

The elegantly furnished Queen has a main deck seating for 180 per- sons for dinner with an additional 120-seating capacity on the second deck.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 38,  Oct 1986 Naval Sea Systems Command

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