INTERCON To Build Cranes For U.S. Navy's T-ACS Crane Ship Program

I n t e r c o n t i n e n t a l E n g i n e e r i n g - M a n u f a c t u r i n g C o r p o r a t i o n (INT E R C O N ) of Kansas City, M o . , has been awarded additional o p t i o n s for the manufacture of pedestal type, t w i n - c a r g o cranes for the U.S.

Navy's Auxiliary Crane Ship (TACS) program. T h i s c o n t r a c t covers a lot of four cranes for installation aboard crane ships T - A C S - 9 and -10. T h e cranes will be delivered to N o r f o l k Shipbuilding & Drydock C o r p o r a t i o n ( N O R S H I P C O ) , Norfolk, Va., for i n c o r p o r a t i o n in the c o n t a i n e r s h i p c o n v e r s i o n effort.

I N T E R C O N completed its contract f o r six of these twin cranes in late 1988 f o r T - A C S - 7 and -8. T a m - pa Shipyards, T a m p a , Fla., is handling the conversion and reactivat i on of the ships.

T h e Model TG3637 Twin Cargo Crane consists of two cranes on a single pedestal. Each crane is rated 30 long tons at 121-foot outreach.

Hoisting capacity, in dual m o d e operation, is 60 long tons at 121-foot outreach. All f u n c t i o n s of the cranes are e l e c t r o - h y d r a u l i c a l l y powered.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 62,  Apr 1989 Earl B. Clark

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