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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented on 22 February 1980 to the Philadelphia Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Brown, A C
    • Bradley Jr, F J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM