Growth in the movement of bulk cargoes in the U.S. intercoastal trade route over the past few decades has generated the need for specialized bulk carrier type vessels such as the "VALERIE F". Designed primarily for the transport of northern California rice in bulk from Sacramento, California to San Juan, Puerto Rico, she carries "backhaul" cargoes of phosphate rock, ammonia phosphate and similar type bulk materials. The vessel also has the capability of handling packaged lumber and general cargo. This paper provides a general description of the Valerie F; its propulsion machinery, principal characteristics, barge equipment and outfit, and cargo handling equipment. The paper also gives a brief history of the development of the bulk rice and phosphate rock trades.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to Joint Meeting of California Sections, SNAME, Carmel, on 29 September 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Seymour, D J
    • Kossa, M
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM