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The Detroit Diesel-powered Spirit Of Philadelphia is the eighth vessel in a fleet of sister ships built by Blount Marine.
Detroit Diesel-Powered 'Spirit Of Philadelphia' Delivered
By Blount Marine—Its 277th Vessel
Blount Marine Corporation re- cently launched and delivered its 277th vessel, the M/V Spirit Of
SPIRIT OF PHILADELPHIA
List of Suppliers
Main Engines .... . . . Detroit Diesel
Reduction Gears . . Twin Disc
Engine Controls . . . Mathers
Auxiliary Engines . . . . . Detroit Diesel
Bow Thruster .... . . . Blount Marine
Steering System . . Wagner
Stern Bearings . . . Cutless
Propeller .... Spirit Marine
Freshwater System Tait Pumps
Sanitary System . . . . . Lowara Pumps
Bilge Pumps Jabsco
Fire Pumps . . . Gorman Rupp
Anchor Windlass . . . . . . Blount Marine
Depth Sounder . . . .... Data Marine
Monitors/Alarms . . . . National Security
Philadelphia. The vessel was con- structed for Holiday Cruises II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International, owned by Richard O'Leary of
Norfolk, Va., and is the eighth ves- sel in a fleet of sister ships built by
The launching ceremony took place in Warren, R.I. The ship's sponsor was Mrs. Muriel McLin- tock, wife of Vice Adm. Gordon
McLintock, who served at the U.S.
Merchant Marine Academy in
King's Point, N.Y.
The 192- by 35- by 8-foot Spirit of
Philadelphia will operate in Phila- delphia Harbor and on the Delaware
River and is certified for 600 passen- gers on three fully enclosed, car- peted, climate-controlled decks.
The vessel carries a crew of 75 who are responsible for its operation, gourmet food preparation, three custom-made bars, and world-class entertainment.
For free literature giving full de- tails on the facilities and capabili- ties of Blount Marine,
Circle 21 on Reader Service Card
VERO Offers Electronic
Pressure Gauge For
Testing Diesel Injectors —Literature Available
The EPG-1A electronic pressure gauge for diesel injector mainte- nance is now available for both ship- board and service shop use from
VERO Corporation, Boulder, Colo.
The EPG-1A features three easy- to-read LED panels for fast, accu- rate readings of opening pressure and leak-down rates and can be used in testing injectors for high, medium and slow diesel engines.
Compact and lightweight, the
EPG-1A is simple to install in exist- ing test stands, easily calibrated and can withstand shocks that often damage hydraulic gauges. VERO re- ported that the unit is ideal for ship- board use and enables ship's person- nel to obtain excellent results when setting injector opening pressures and matching leak-down rates, criti- cal for optimal fuel consumption and proper engine balance.
For more information and free lit- erature,
Circle 5 on Reader Service Card
Koch-Ellis Barge & Ship
Names John Thomas
John Thomas has been pro- moted to general manager of Koch-
Ellis Barge & Ship Service.
Mr. Thomas has worked for
Koch-Ellis Marine for over 11 years.
He was port captain supervising crews and vessels for Koch-Ellis
Marine in the bunkering division.
As general manager of Koch-Ellis
Barge & Ship Service, located in
Marrero, La., Mr. Thomas will su- pervise office, sales and plant facili- ty operations for the large barge and ship-cleaning/gas-freeing company.
He will also serve as the company liaison with both EPA and DEQ government agencies.
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