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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


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

Radar Furuno

VHF Raytheon

Depth Sounder . . . .... Data Marine

Monitors/Alarms . . . . National Security

Compass Dirigo

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

Blount Marine.

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

General Manager

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.

Cable With KAPTON And Mica

Under Water. Or Under Fire.

XCW - 30 - MIL - C - 24640/23

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