McDermott Shipyard Delivers 1,475-Passenger Ferry

—Free Literature A v a i l a b l e— McDermott Shipyard, New Orleans, La., has delivered a 1,475-passenger ferry to the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority in Massachusetts.

The 3,000-horsepower, twinscrew vessel, named the Eagle, is 233 feet long, with a 60-foot beam, loaded draft of 9 feet 9 inches and depth of 16 feet. She is designed to also carry 70 automobiles or 37 automobiles and six 18-wheel trucks and has a displacement of 1,778 long tons. The ferry will provide service between Hyannis and the offshore islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

The Eagle is propelled by two 1,500-hp GM 12-645E6A diesel engines and equipped with a Harbormaster bowthruster. She has a loaded speed of 12 knots. The Eagle is equipped with two Reintjes WAV 1830 reduction gears and two Coolidge propellers. Three 185-kw Caterpillar 3406BT diesel power generators supply the vessel's electrical power along with a 135-kw emergency generator, Caterpillar D- 3306BT.

On-board electrics include a Sperry gyrocompass, Raytheon radars and UHF radio, sound-powered telephones from Hose-McCann and a public address system from Bogen.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 96,  Jun 1988

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