Delivered in 1982 by Burrard Yarrows Corp. for Canmar <a Dome Petroleum subsidiary>, the icebreaking supply-ship Robert LeMeur benefits from experience gained with Canmar Kigoriak <see Abs. No. 57449, May 1982> and, like the earlier vessel, has a spoon-shaped "reamer" bow-section that is wider than the mid-body. The new ship will permit evaluation of innovations that may be applied by Canmar in proposed icebreaking tankers <of up to 200,000 dwt> carrying crude crude from the Beaufort Sea. Her installed power is much less than that of Canmar Kigoriak <7200 kW against 12,000 kW>, but friction- reducing measures should result in the the two vessels being evenly matched. The two ships operate in the Beaufort Sea, where they are being used to keep Dome's four drilling-ships ice-free and to move them to new locations. Robert LeMeur has two bow-thrusters in her icebreaking bow skeg; an ice knife is mounted aft of each propeller; the propeller nozzles form part of the hull. Nine deck-mounted tanks can carry up to 1200 tonnes of barite, cement, etc.; the deck also has space for large items of cargo. The article includes general- arrangement drawings. Principal particulars are:- Length, o.a. 82.5m; breadth, 18m moulded, 19m over the reamers; depth 7.5m; draught 5.67m displacement 5853 tonnes; 2690 dwt; two MaK 12M453AK main engines <2 x 3600 kW>, geared to twin c.p. propellers; four 750-kW Diesel- driven alternators; trials speed 13.5 knots; crew 14 plus 12 super- numeraries. Arctic Class 3 regulations are met.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Motor Ship, 63 <1983>, p.36 <Jan.> (2 pp., 1 tab., 1 diag., 4 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983


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  • Accession Number: 00684993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM