Page 14: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (December 1986)
HENRY J. KAISER
Main engines (2) . . Alsthom-Atlantique
Reduction gears . . . .Cincinnati Gear
Propellers & shafting . . .Bird-Johnson
Line shaft bearings Avondale
Steering gear . Jered Brown Brothers
Bridge, ER & cargo control consoles .... Tano
SS & HP air compressors Ingersoll Rand
SS diesel generators . . . . Alco Power
PTO generators Cogenel
Main switchboard & group control centers . . . Federal Pacific Electric
FO & LO purifiers Centrico
ME & PTO clutch couplings . . .Eaton
Distiller Aqua Chem
Sewage treatment plant . . . Red Fox
Vacuum collection system Envirovac
Incinerator Atlas Danmark
Air conditioning plant Carrier Transicold
Deck equipment Lake Shore
Ram tensioner Western Gear
Valve actuators Limitorque
Firefighting system . . Herbert S. Hiller
Joiner work Hopeman
Emergency diesel generators Energy Power
Radars Precision Marine
Paint (hull) International
Paint (tanks) Mobil Chemical
Kaiser (T-AO-187), under construc- tion for the U.S. Navy was delivered recently by Avondale Industries'
Shipyard Division. The mission of the Kaiser and her sister ships to follow is the transportation of bulk petroleum products from shore de- pots to combatant ships and sup- port forces under way. These T-AOs will also deliver limited fleet freight, cargo water, mail and personnel.
The Kaiser has an overall length of 667.5 feet, beam of 97.5 feet, and maximum draft of 36 feet. Propul- sion is provided by twin medium- speed, 10-cylinder Pielstick diesels manufactured by Alsthom-Atlanti- que, driving controllable-pitch
Bird-Johnson propellers via Cincin- nati Gear reduction gearing. Jered
Brown Brothers supplied the steer- ing gear, and Tano the bridge and engine room control consoles.
Electrical power is provided by diesel generators supplied by Alco
Power and power takeoff generators by Cogenel. The ship's twin-screw design provides improved direction- al stability, ease of control, and mis- sion reliability under combat condi- tions.
The T-AO-187 has a cargo capac-
System capacities range from 39 to 1,320 GPH
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Circle 254 on Reader Service Card ity of 183,500 barrels of oil in 18 tanks, and is capable of simulta- neously receiving, storing, and dis- charging two separate grades of car- go fuel. All cargo pump and valve operations and the segregated bal- last system are manipulated from the cargo control center located in the superstructure aft. This center has a good overview of the entire replenishment deck.
Underway replenishment is ac- complished using transfer rigs with transfer hoses suspended by a span wire that is automatically main- tained in a constant-tension range.
The T-AO ships are also capable of refueling helicopters from a vertical replenishment facility aft of the deckhouse.
The Kaiser and her sister ships are being built using state-of-the- art modular construction tech- niques that include prefabricating and pre-outfitting individual mod- ules that make up the ship. Each of the large modular units is assembled and outfitted with piping, ventila- tion ducts, electrical wireways, and other equipment in designated out- fitting zones throughout the ship- yard. The pre-outfitted modules are then moved to the building site and erected into the complete ship. Pre- packaged units of heavy machinery are assembled ashore and lifted aboard ship for installation. As a result of these modern techniques, the Kaiser and the two already launched sister ships, the Joshua
Humphreys (T-AO-188) and the
John Lenthall (T-AO-189) were more than 80 percent complete at the time of their launching.
Jos. L. Meyer GmbH & Company shipyard in Papenburg, West Ger- many, this year delivered to Home
Lines Cruises, Inc. the luxury cruise liner Homeric. Built at a cost of $150 million, the 42,092-grt, 1,085- passenger vessel has an overall length of 670 feet, beam of 95 feet, and maximum draft of 23 feet. Eight of the ship's 12 decks are devoted to passenger accommodations, public rooms, and outdoor activities.
The contract was awarded to
Meyer Werft in 1984 against keen competition from other European shipyards. The order marked a new phase in passenger ship construc- tion at the Papenburg yard. Subse- quently, two additional cruise ves- sels were ordered for delivery in 1988.
Main propulsion is provided by twin MAN B&W 10L55GB diesel engines, each with an output of 16,200 hhp at 155 rpm, driving two
Lips controllable-pitch, highly skewed propellers. Service speed is 21 knots. The ship is equipped with
Sperry Gyrofin stabilizers for pas- senger comfort and safety, and with two bow thrusters for enhanced ma- neuverability during docking and undocking.
Electric power is supplied by four
MaK 8M453 medium-speed diesel engines, each driving a Brown Bo- veri generator. Navigation equip- ment includes two Krupp Atlas ra- dars (one with ARPA), Magnavox
Main engines (2) MAN B&W
Propellers & bow thrusters . . . .Lips
Oil-fired & exhaust gas boilers Aalborg
Auxiliary diesels (4) .... Krupp MaK
Generators (4) Brown Boveri
Anchors Blohm + Voss
Anchor/mooring winches . . . . Brohl
Sterntube bearings/seals .... HDW
Emergency diesel KHD
Emergency generator .... Siemens
Pumps . . Allweiler; Klein, Schanzlin &
Air compressors Jos. L. Meyer
Incinerator plant Golar Metall
Condenser & evaporator .... Serck
Fire alarm system Siemens
FO & LO purifiers, heat exchangers Alfa-Laval
Sewage treatment plant . .Hamworthy
Vacuum sewage plant Wartsila
LO coolers, turbocharger . Krupp MaK
LO filters Boll & Kirch
Electric motors . . . .AEG Telefunken
Impressed current system Wilson Walton
Control consoles .... Rolf Janssen
Upper deck enclosure .... MacGregor-Navire
ER ventilation .... Rud. Ottomeyer
Engine telegraph system Stork Kwant
Davits & winches Scha
Steel doors Frinz Heboid
Power meter ASEA Lepper
Bilge water separator . . Fram Europe
Satnav system Magnavox
Loran C, echosounder Debeg
Gyrocompass, autopilot & speed log Anschutz
Satcom system Japan Radio
Radio equipment . . EB-Nachrichten- technik
Navigation & signal lights .... Ahlemann & Schlatter
Clearview screens Atlas
Lifeboats & tenders . . Mulder & Rijke
Life rafts Viking satellite navigator, Simrad Loran C,
Anschutz gyrocompass, autopilot and course recorder, Plath radio di- rection finder, and JMC weather chart recorder. A satellite communi- cations system is installed for tele- phone and telex services. A conven- tional communications system is also installed for radiotelephone and telex transmission via radio channels.
The 47,262-grt luxury cruise liner
Jubilee was delivered at midyear by
Kockums AB of Malmo, Sweden, to
Carnival Cruise Lines Inc. of Miami.
Designed and built as a steel-hulled, twin-screw/rudder passenger ship, she has a raked stem, transom stern, bulbous bow, bow and stern thrust- ers, and fin stabilizers.
The new liner has an overall length of 733 feet, beam of 92 feet, moulded depth of 25 feet, depth to uppermost continuous deck of 51 feet, and maximum draft of 24.6 feet. A total of 733 standard cabins are arranged on decks 4, 5, 6, and 7, and 10 deluxe veranda suites are located on deck 11 forward. Total passenger capacity is 1,896, and she carries a crew of 680.
Propulsion is provided by two low-speed Sulzer 7RLB66 diesel en- 16 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News