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OF 1987

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.


Equipment List

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

Alternator Hyundai-Siemens

Main switchboard . . Hyundai-Terasaki

SatCom EB

Gyrocompass and autopilot Robertson

Telephone LM Ericsson

Radio equipment EB

Purifier Nagase-Alfa

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

Ceiling Dampa

Passenger lighting fixtures . . . Glamax

Galley equipment Electrolux

Life and rescue boats Harding

Portable gas free fan ... Yamamitsu

Paint Chokwang-Jotun

Cathodic protection . . Electrocatalytic



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

Orleans, La.

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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