DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF 2000 TON CARGO VESSELS FOR A.M.I.
These three 2000 DWT AMERICA-Class vessels operating in the Caribbean trade incorporate the most sophisticated technology available for their size - LOA 295.5 feet, beam 45 feet, draft 14.9 feet, bale cubic 128,000 with a service speed of 13.75 knots. The main propulsion plant is Fairbanks Morse model 38TD 8-1/8, 12 cylinder opposed piston, two cycle, solid injection, non-reversing, air starting diesel. The engine develops 3000 SHP at 750 RPM and burns marine gas oil. The main engine can be controlled from both the wheelhouse and the engine room. The vessel's engineers work "day work" from 0800 to 1700 hours. The engine room is secured and considered to be unmanned during the "off daywork" hours. The ship operates with a total of 10 men. The paper provides a complete description of the main and auxiliary machinery, cargo handling equipment, power generation, ballast system, sewage disposal, air condition and refrigeration and automation as well as the trials and operational experience. Five plans covering the general arrangement and machinery are included.
- Paper presented on 22 February 1980 to the Philadelphia Section, SNAME.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Brown, A C
- Bradley Jr, F J
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Cargo compartments; Cargo handling; Cargo handling equipment; Cargo ships; Diesel engines; Electric power plants; Engine rooms; General cargo ships; Layout; Machinery; Monitoring
- Geographic Terms: Caribbean Area
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo capacity; Diesel control systems; Diesel monitoring; General arrangement plans; Machinery layout; Power plant automation; Ship descriptions (General cargo); Unmanned engine rooms
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00319102
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM