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OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS
This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of
MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design fea- tures, excellent fuel efficiency, note- worthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
Besides entries from the commer- cial sector, this year's feature also incorporates some special Navy ship designs.
In November, Hyundai Heavy In- dustries' Ulsan Shipyard in Korea delivered the new concept contain- er/passenger (CONPASS) carrier
Americana to her owner A/S Ivarans
Rederie of Norway. The vessel has a container capacity of 1,120 TEUs and passenger capacity of 110.
This CONPASS carrier is virtual- ly a new concept in the present mar- ket, and A/S Ivarans Rederie, a
Photos above clockwise from top left: Cel- ebration, Kockums; Key West (SSN-722),
Newport News Shipbuilding; Kronprins
Harald, Wartsila; Exxon Long Beach,
NASSCO; Repubblica di Venezia, Fincan- tieri. cross trader on the Atlantic, is con- ducting what many believe to be a novel experiment with the introduc- tion of the vessel onto its North
American East Coast-South Ameri- can East Coast service.
Powered by a direct-coupled, slow-speed, two-stroke Hyundai-
B&W 7S60MC diesel developing 14,280 bhp, the 580-foot-long vessel has a service speed of 18.2 knots.
She has a breadth of 85 feet and a design draft of 29 feet.
The Americana is "double skinned" with her cargo space di- vided into six individual holds by transverse bulkheads. Additionally, she has three vegetable oil tanks, as well as three deep fuel oil tanks.
For efficient cargo handling, the
Americana has two sets of 36-ton- capacity, electrohydraulic Tsuji deck cranes on fixed foundation col- umns on her upper deck.
For her passengers, the America- na features first class, accommoda- tions with 62 double and single cabi- ns. She is equipped with a lounge/ bar, dining saloon, library, swim- ming pool, whirlpool, deck bar, health club, shop and hair salon.
Since Hyundai used the latest de- sign and construction techniques in building the Americana, both pas- senger and crew accomodation areas are quiet and vibration free.
Main engine .... Hyundai-MAN B&W
Propeller and tail shaft Liaan
Steering gear Frydenbo
Bow thruster Liaan
Diesel generator engine .... Ssangyong-MAN B&W
Composite boiler Aalborg
Motor control gear . Hyundai-Terasaki
Automation & monitoring system Norcontrol
Main switchboard . . Hyundai-Terasaki
Gyrocompass and autopilot Robertson
Telephone LM Ericsson
Radio equipment EB
Centrifugal pump Shinko
Cargo pumps Fram
A/C plant Novenco
Refrigeration machine Sabroe
Remote control valves and control system Amri
Tank cleaning machine . . . Gunclean
C02 system Unitor
Vacuum sewage system Evac
Cargo hatch covers Kayaba (MacGregor
Deck crane Tsuj
Deck machinery . . Hyundai-Norwinch
Container fitting Peck & Hale
GRP pipe Vetroresina
Bulkhead & lining TNF
Passenger lighting fixtures . . . Glamax
Galley equipment Electrolux
Life and rescue boats Harding
Portable gas free fan ... Yamamitsu
Cathodic protection . . Electrocatalytic
ANDREW J. HIGGINS
The U.S. Navy fleet oiler Andrew
J. Higgins (T-A0-I90), the fourth in a series of six vessels of this type, was delivered in the late third quar- ter of this year by Avondale Indus- tries, Inc.'s Shipyards Division, New
Built with the use of modern modular construction techniques, the Andrew J. Higgins is 667 V2 feet long with a beam of 97 Vi feet and maximum draft of 36 feet. Her main propulsion consists of two 10-cylin- der PC4.2 Colt-Pielstick diesel en- gines manufactured by the Fair- banks Morse Engine Division of
Colt Industries Inc. These are the first diesel propulsion engines for this class vessel built in the U.S.
The engines are capable of burning heavy fuels of up to 3,500 sec Red- wood at 100° F. The fuel rate guar- antee is 136 grams/metric horse- power hour. The twin-screw design provides the T-AOs with improved
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