Mitsubishi's Kobe Shipyard has constructed, for Sea-Land Service Inc., four Diesel-propelled container-ships by renovating the mid-bodies taken from four existing container-ships and adding a new bow-section and a new stern-section to each. The "new" ships replace Sea-Land's four Elizabethport-class turbine-driven vessels, and utilise the mid-bodies taken from these ships, which were themselves converted, in 1962, from T-3 tankers. The project was undertaken to provide greater container-carrying capacity and to improve fuel economy, and was carried out with the co-operation of the owners, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the A.B.S. The paper, which describes the new ships and includes general-arrangement drawings of one of them (Sea-Land Leader), consists mainly of a description of the methods used by the shipyard in this work, which was carried out between April 1977, when design work started, and July 1978, when the fourth ship was delivered. The paper describes the procedures used, and the sequence in which they were carried out, in some detail, and includes launching curves and a table of launching data for the "short ships". Principal particulars of the new ships are:-- Length, o.a. 201.786 M, Deadweight 15,174 lng tons, Container capacity 574 x 35-ft (including 238, 56 of which can be refrigerated, on deck), plus 21 x 40-ft (including 12 on deck), Speed, maximum, trials 20.87 knots, service speed 18 knots, Endurance About 14,800 n. miles (at 18 knots). Order from BSRA as No. 51,948.

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    Kansai Zosen Kyokai, Osaka University

    Aza-yamadaue, Suitashi
    Osaka,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Okamoto, J
    • NAGATA, Y
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00303882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM